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Message from the Director
Exciting things are happening in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources! We believe that the School is a truly unique place to learn and grow as a natural resource professional. We offer a diversity of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in forestry ecology and management, forest products, fisheries and aquaculture, wildlife ecology, conservation biology, and watershed science. We have a faculty that is student-oriented and dedicated to student professional development. Our programs offer learning environments that include classroom and laboratory instruction, and because our many of our careers are out of the office, our students spend much of their time in the field.
We urge our students to take part in experiences that suit their interests and support their professional career goals. Integral to all of our programs are hands-on experiences that, we feel, help students connect with activities beyond the traditional classroom. Our students are urged to take part in internships, independent research, local and national conferences, and community-oriented activities. Many of our students have received academic recognition from local, state, national, and international organizations for their achievements.
I invite you to explore our site to learn more about the diversity of programs we offer, and I urge you to consider becoming a part of our Renewable Natural Resources program.
We are committed to teaching, research, and extension excellence. Our B.S. Degree in Forestry is accredited by the Society of American Foresters and graduates with B.S. Degrees in Natural Resource Ecology and Managements are qualified to become certified Wildlife or Fisheries biologist. Our award-winning faculty members are dedicated mentors and educators and they are outstanding scholars in their disciplines. We are dedicated to your success.
If you would like additional information, do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to answer any questions you have or set up a campus visit. I wish you the best in the decisions you are making about your future. I hope the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources will be part of that future.
D. Allen Rutherford