Article ItemDean's Perspective , article
What we do at the university is very purposeful. First and foremost, we are here to educate our students. We provide them with opportunities to learn to work together, grow in awareness of the world around them, gain important skills, be responsible, meet deadlines, and, most importantly, journey toward a career path. Higher education is no different from education at any level in that we are helping prepare our students for what’s next. And we do it very well.
Article ItemIn memoriam: Harold Burkhart, University Distinguished Professor , article
Burkhart, a Virginia Tech faculty member for more than 50 years whose research contributions have shaped forest modeling from the late 20th century to the current day, passed away on Oct. 20 in Blacksburg.
Article ItemBranching out of the classroom: Grace Steger explores career with university urban forestry crew , article
The rising senior majoring in environmental conservation and society has leveraged her multiyear urban forestry internship with Virginia Tech's Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities to explore future careers in the arbor industry and make the world a better place.
Article ItemA CNRE alumna remembers: Patty Mims ’94 , article
Patty Mims shares insights about what she has been doing since earning a master’s degree in geography, her fondest CNRE memory, the most amazing thing she learned in the college, the professor who inspired her, and what advice she would give to her undergraduate self.
Article ItemEvent photos , article
CNRE alumni had plenty of moments to shine, reminisce, and reconnect this fall! Check out the photos from the Meteorology 10-Year Anniversary Celebration, Career Fair, Sesquicentennial Celebration, Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, and Hokie Hero spotlight.
Article ItemAlumni spotlight: Joe Ferguson ’77 spends a career training wildland firefighters , article
Joe Ferguson retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 2008, after serving 32 years in roles including incident commander of the Atlanta-based National Incident Management Team, assistant director of fire and aviation for the U.S. Forest Service’s southern region, fire staff officer for the National Forests in Florida, and founding director of NIPFTC.
Article ItemFour new faculty members join the College of Natural Resources and Environment , article
The new faculty are Haldre Rogers and Elizabeth "Beth" Nyboer in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Junghwan Kim in the Department of Geography, and Eduardo Molina in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials.
Article ItemBrian Bond named College of Natural Resources and Environment’s associate dean for extension, outreach, and engagement , article
Bond will work with Extension agents and specialists within the college and throughout Virginia Cooperative Extension to increase their visibility, collaboration, and representation.
Article ItemStudying vampire bats to predict the next pandemic , article
Supported by the National Science Foundation, the team will examine how geography, population traits, and climate change affect the spread of infectious disease from vampire bats to other species, and propose new models for predicting when and where wildlife virus transmission might occur in the future.
Article ItemVirginia Tech sustainability research impacts retirement community residents , article
Through seed funding provided by the Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Jennifer Russell and her students are working with a retirement company to study how it could increase its sustainability efforts.
Article ItemAlumni lead the way in Colorado’s conservation efforts , article
Carmen Farmer and John Peters have dedicated their careers to protecting land, water, and wildlife from commercial and residential development. They currently work for a nonprofit organization in Colorado that has placed more than 650,000 acres into easements, ensuring that the land will be protected in perpetuity.
Article ItemSummer research projects empower wildlife conservation students to make an impact in their field , article
Students in the College of Natural Resources and Environment are making new and helpful discoveries about pinesnakes, green salamanders, and minnows.