We welcome you to the Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University. Our focus on providing all students with outstanding learning and academic outcomes, supported by our award-winning faculty, underpins all aspects of our community. We thank you for your interest in our College and we invite you to explore our wide range of educational programs, research and public service activities.
QCNR boasts 3 robust academic departments that span a wide variety of disciplines related to natural resources. In addition to the 3 departments, The Ecology Center plays an important part in the research and graduate student activities in the QCNR.
The QCNR Academic Service Center is the hub for undergraduate student information. Our mission is to support students and to provide the best undergraduate experience possible.
Our Forestry Extension programs include urban forestry and arbori- culture (care of trees & woodlands in cities and towns), rural forestry (working with forest landowners and the forest products industry and including forest health), and forestry in the wildland-urban interface (firewise landscaping and development).
Our Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Extension programs include providing training and opportunities to the future managers of national and state park lands, to promote diverse and sustainable practices for the tourism industry, and managing recreation and tourism in a way that protects park lands and open lands.
Our Water Quality programs include watershed restoration and management, effective monitoring to understand impacts of restoration efforts, youth activities and curriculum development, educator resources and training, animal waste management, impacts of urbanization, and drinking water treatment.
Our Range Extension programs include improved grazing and fire management on rangelands to increase yield and to protect soils and water. Extension is also fully involved in the statewide Grazing Initiative Program, which promotes integrated management of private lands for multiple benefits.
Our Sustainability Extension programs focus on sustainable communities, pro-environmental behavior change and non-formal teaching techniques. The focus of the USU Sustainability Council is to achieve the goals outlined in the President's Climate Commitment to reduce global warming with climate neutrality.
Our Wildlife Extension programs and activities include identification, implementation, and evaluation of conservation strategies, technologies, and partnerships that achieve sustainability of natural resources and maintain agricultural productivity, and enhance the socio-economics of stakeholders and communities.
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