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 and community 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 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 management, forest recreation, ecosystem restoration, and management and urban and community forestry leading to a Bachelor of Science professional degree in forestry are accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). The forestry program is built on "The mission of the UW-Stevens Point Forestry Program is to provide interdisciplinary, application-based educational programs that develop ethical, employable forestry professionals with the expertise to manage resources sustainably" to best develop and train students today for the future.