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Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

Great Programs

Advance your career with one of the best programs in the nation with a long history of success. For more than 100 years, we have been training leaders in forestry, forest products, rangeland, and fire sciences. The programs we deliver are noted for their quality and affordability:

Our degree programs are accredited by their respective organizations, including the Society of American Foresters, the Society of Rangeland Ecology and Management, the Association for Fire Ecology, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology.

Amazing places

Our students engage in hands-on studies, working directly with top faculty in amazing laboratories and outdoor classrooms. Some of the places you can study include:

  • Pitkin Forest Nursery, the only operational, commercial nursery at a university in the country.
  • The IFIRE Lab, one of the only fire Combustion labs located on a university campus in the United States.
  • U of I Experimental Forest, more than 10,000 acres of research and working forest, providing learning and employment opportunities for students.
  • McCall Field Campus where students learn by immersing themselves in the Idaho Rockies.
  • Rock Creek Ranch, more than 10,000 acres of Idaho rangelands for research, education and outreach.

Ground-breaking research

Take advantage of abundant opportunities for undergraduate research in our department, working with faculty who are at the top of their fields. A few examples of our faculty’s work:

  • Tara Hudiburg was awarded $750,000 to study the sustainability of biofuels as part of $104 million project funded by the Department of Energy to create a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy.
  • Randy Brooks’ studies on fatigue and wildland firefighters have made headlines across the country.
  • Jason Karl recently secured two grants from the USDA to use technology to improve rangeland management.
  • Rob Keefe is using GPS technology to help improve the safety of loggers, one of the most dangerous professions in the world.

A.S. Forest Nursery Management & Technology

Engage with public nurseries and private enterprises to gain the skills necessary to manage commercial nurseries.

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A.S. Forest Operations & Technology

Develop your knowledge and skill set with hands-on training for modern forest operations and technology.

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A.S. Wildland Fuel & Fire Technology

Learn about how to prepare for a career in the wildland fire sector.

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Contact Us

Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133

Phone: 208-885-7952


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