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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?




  • Kathryn Frens is a 2019 Finalist for the Knauss Fellowship Program

    Published on July 12, 2018

    Kathryn Frens, a PhD candidate in the Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center, will spend one year in Washington, DC as part of National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) and Sea Grant's prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program.

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  • Sep 14

    GSO Seminar Series: Bill Van Bonn

    September 14, 2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM 338 Natural Resources Building

    Dr. Bill Van Bonn, Vice President of Animal Health at Shedd Aquarium, will present a research update and give an insider's view of what it's like to provide clinical veterinary care to aquatic animals, including marine mammals.

  • Sep 28

    GSO Seminar Series: MSU Extension

    September 28, 2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM 338 Natural Resources Building

    MSU Extension staff will share insight about how utilize Extension in research and outreach activities.

  • Oct 5

    GSO Seminar Series: Chris Henderson

    October 5, 2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM 338 Natural Resources Building

    FW graduate student Chris Henderson will host an introductory photography workshop.

  • 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.

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