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WELCOME to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University.  We strongly believe that natural resources and environment are vital to the future of humanity. The faculty, staff and students in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife strive to meet the global challenges that threaten the sustainability of Earth’s ecosystems. Through our renowned and distinguished education, research, and outreach programs, we empower students and stakeholders with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to safeguard our natural heritage and promote quality of life for all.

Who will make a difference for the rivers, the lakes, the land?

For the fish, the wildlife, the environment?




  • Snares to Wares Available Online

    Published on October 1, 2018

    The Snares to Wares team is excited to announce that they have officially opened their online store!

  • Deer

    Developing strategies to prevent chronic wasting disease

    Published on October 1, 2018

    A disease of the nervous system exclusive to members of the cervid family — deer, elk, moose, caribou and other hoofed, antlered, ruminant mammals — chronic wasting disease is a fatal disease with no known cure or vaccine.

  • MSU Fisheries and Wildlife Club conducts Perch Lake assessment

    Published on September 28, 2018

    The MSU Fisheries and Wildlife Club traveled to Gaylord, MI to perform an assessment of Perch Lake. While there, they spent time working with Perch Lake residents to learn more about lake ecosystems and sampling techniques.

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Featured In the News

MSU researcher helps battle deadly deer disease

Published on September 24, 2018




  • Oct 18

    Promotion Seminar: Kevin Elliott

    October 18, 2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM 338 Natural Resources Building

    Dr. Kevin Elliott, Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Lyman Briggs College, will present a seminar entitled "Roles for Social and Ethical Values in the Environmental Sciences".

  • Oct 26

    GSO Seminar Series: Karen Cleveland

    October 26, 2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM 338 Natural Resources Building

    Karen Cleveland, avian biologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, will share her experiences with public outreach.

  • Nov 9

    GSO Seminar Series: Panel Discussion

    November 9, 2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM 338 Natural Resources Building

    The MSU GSO will host a panel discussion about entering the job force, including how to start job hunting and how to get hired.

  • Nov 10


    November 10, 2018 Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

    Mingle with CANR alumni and supporters from Michigan’s agricultural and natural resources industries. Starts 3 hours before the kickoff of the MSU football game.

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