The College of Forestry and Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management offers top-ranked academics in a small, friendly environment where you’ll get personal attention and guidance from faculty, staff and advisors. You’ll learn from leading experts — in the classroom, in state-of-the-art labs and in the 14,000 acres of college forests, much of which are just minutes from campus. You can work alongside your professors and make real contributions to their research.
Whether your career path takes you into a forest, a factory, a laboratory or an office, you’ll graduate with knowledge and skills that are in demand — in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide.
The mission of the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (FERM) is to develop, communicate, and teach the science, knowledge and engineering necessary for the sustainable management of forest, land, and water resources to achieve economic, environmental, and social objectives. Teaching and research focus on support and enhancement of active forest management across the full range of owner objectives, from ecosystem restoration to timber production. FERM includes biologists, engineers, economists, biometricians, hydrologists, silviculturists and applied ecologists.
Mission, Goal and Objective Statement for our Professional Programs