Vision: The School of Forest Resources will provide world class, internationally recognized knowledge and leadership for environmental and natural resource issues.
Core Values: Open communication, respect, accountability, excellence
- Established in 1907 as one of the oldest units on the University of Washington campus and one of the original natural resource programs in the country, our vision is to provide world class, internationally recognized knowledge and leadership for environmental and natural resource issues.
- School teaching, research, and outreach programs focus on the integrating theme of sustainability in natural and managed environments that include wilderness and park-like ecosystems, intensively managed planted forests, and urban ecosystems.
- Our academic niche at the University of Washington is to study the key principles and processes that explain the behavior and interaction of biotic and social systems along gradients from urban to wildland settings.
- We study human-influenced natural resource and environmental systems through an interdisciplinary approach in collaboration with our campus and external partners.
- The College of Forest Resources became the School of Forest Resources, a founding unit within the College of the Environment on July 1, 2009.
The School of Forest Resources is dedicated to generating and disseminating knowledge for the stewardship of natural and managed environments and the sustainable use of their products and services through teaching, research and outreach.