Our curriculum illustrates the standard principles of natural resources managament applicable to a forested landscape anywhere in the world. We pay particular attention to boreal forest systems and conditions unique to the circumpolar north. Our research focuses on developing environmentally sound methods to diversify local and state economies by producing sustainable, high yields of quality wood products. Our faculty foster healthy debate, interchange of ideas, and problem solving in teaching, research, and outreach programs that incorporate fieldwork and trips, internships with management and research organizations, and studies at Long-Term Ecological Research network sites. We offer graduate and undergraduate degrees in Natural Resources Management with an emphasis in forest sciences, preparing students to work as professional foresters. Our programs are accredited by the Society of American Foresters.