Article ItemDean's Perspective , article
I’ve always wanted to weave in a deeper sentiment in my perspective column. In all my years of professional publishing, I’ve not been able to work in the word “love.” Each and every day, I love what we do in the college, the work of our faculty and staff, and the energy, enthusiasm, and promise of our students. I love and appreciate the engagement and support of so many around us. Read More >
Article ItemJeff Marion earns the U.S. Department of Interior’s highest award , article
Marion, an adjunct professor in the College of Natural Resources and Environment and a pioneering recreation ecologist known for "Leave No Trace in the Outdoors,” is honored for a career protecting and preserving America’s greatest natural assets.
Article ItemWildlife Viewing Club spotlights future career opportunities for local elementary school students , article
Graduate students from the College of Natural Resources and Environment are preparing the next generation of conservationists by teaching local elementary students about wildlife and engaging them in hands-on learning experiences.
Article ItemVirginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment partners with The Nature Conservancy on $60 million grant to advance agroforestry , article
The USDA-funded agroforestry project will help farmers reduce carbon emissions, improve water quality, enhance biodiversity, and increase profitability.
Article ItemA CNRE alumna remembers: Lisa Schabenberger ‘93, M.S. ‘96 , article
Lisa Shabenberger shares insights about what she has been doing since earning her Virginia Tech degrees, her fondest CNRE memory, the most amazing thing she did in the college, the professors who inspired her, and what advice she would give to her undergraduate self.
General ItemHarold Burkhart Fellowship
The college has launched a fundraising initiative to create an endowed fellowship in honor of University Distinguished Professor Harold Burkhart.
Article ItemAndrew Ickes joins College of Natural Resources and Environment as assistant dean of advancement , article
A 2011 alumnus, Ickes brings an extensive background in fundraising and development to the role.
Article ItemTrail signs, wildfires, and alien-abducted cows , article
Forestry students bring hands-on educational experiences to area classrooms through a collaborative internship program.
Article ItemCareer change leads to fun times making wine for alumni couple , article
Zak and Shawna Miller were putting their forestry degrees to use when they took a trip to Napa Valley that changed their lives. They fell in love with the winemaking process. Today, they own their own brand of wine, and Shawna has been recognized nationally as one of the top influential female winemakers.
Article ItemVirginia Tech experts tapped to explore the impact of gold mining in Virginia , article
William Hopkins and Robert Bodnar were part of a technical team that recommended that the Virginia General Assembly and state agencies update state laws and regulations to protect against the potential environmental and health impacts of gold mining.
Article ItemVirginia Cooperative Extension recognized for collaborative project with Virginia Department of Forestry , article
Virginia’s Generation NEXT project, a collaboration between Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry, was recently recognized by the National Woodland Owners Association for its work with family forestland owners.
Article ItemBuilding the tools to make environmental data more accessible and forecasts more accurate , article
Quinn Thomas will be leading Virginia Tech’s efforts as part of a $3.2 million National Science Foundation project that will develop the DeCODER platform to assist researchers in predicting environmental change.
Article ItemVirginia Tech team awarded NSF grant to assess how salt in freshwater streams impacts aquatic ecosystems , article
The Appalachian region is home to extremely high biodiversity, making it urgent need to understand how increased freshwater salinization affects these environments.
Article ItemVirginia Tech researchers will investigate how bird feeding influences humans and birds , article
Ashley Dayer of the College of Natural Resources and Environment and Dana Hawley of the College of Science are leading a multifaceted project funded by the National Science Foundation to study the effects of bird feeding.
Article ItemBeat the heat: Virginia Tech team to study best ways to survive heat waves , article
The researchers will develop a proposal to create a citizen science program that will train youth to collect, monitor, and communicate data on temperatures in Roanoke and how residents experience heat.