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The percent of forestry graduates who find employment in their field or seek further schooling within six months of graduation.
The first year the forestry major received accreditation from the Society of American Foresters.


Michael Demchik, professor of forestry, grew up in southern West Virginia in unincorporated Pond Fork. With freedom to explore the outdoors, a mountain on one side and stream on the other, a future career in natural resources just made sense.

​Build a career in the great outdoors through forestry at UW-Stevens Point

If you love the woods and you’re interested in sustainable management, you will feel at home in the forestry discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Our students select from the following major options:

  • ecosystem restoration and management, suitable for students who would like to work to repair degraded systems or manage land for multiple values based on ecological criteria;
  • forest management, training students for careers related to managing publicly owned forestland and serving private landowners;
  • forest recreation, relating to careers focused on managing the public’s use of forestland, visitor services and public land administration; and
  • urban forestry, providing training for careers in urban, municipal or community forestry and landscape, and nursery- or vegetation-management professions.

Join the forestry family

Each major offers its specialization, but each student in our discipline is considered to be a forester first. 
Forestry students are required to have a summer experience working in the field, which is essential for you to be a field-ready forester by graduation.
Our graduates work selling timber, managing urban trees, managing forest recreation, managing habitat and restoring ecosystems.

Accredited by the Society of American Foresters

The educational programs in forest administration and utilization, forest management, forest recreation, ecosystem restoration and management and urban forestry leading to a Bachelor of Science professional degree in forestry are accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). The Council of Higher Education Accreditation recognizes SAF as the specialized accrediting body for forestry education in the United States.