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The Forest Ecology and Management degree is the only 4-year forestry program in Utah and has been accredited by the Society of American Foresters since 1936.

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Intermountain Chapter of SAF

Forest Ecology and Management students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to manage public or private forests for a wide variety of objectives such as timber production, recreation, wildlife, water, biological diversity, conservation, and resilience to disturbances such as fire and insects.  This professional degree provides future foresters with a broad understanding of the biological, physical, economic, political, and social environmental context that they will work in as forestry professionals.

Current students are encouraged to visit the Wildland Resources Department’s home page’s undergraduate programs tab (here) for current news and information.

Shelly Kotynek


Shelly Kotynek

NR 120

Shelly brings years of experience in academic advising, and her love for the outdoors to help students succeed in their educations and future careers.

  • Semester-by-semester planning
  • Connecting with clubs
  • Changing your major
  • Academic success resources
Justin DeRose


Dr. Justin DeRose

NR 326
  • Career planning
  • Graduate school planning
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Selecting degree program electives