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WELCOME to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University.  We strongly believe that our natural resources and environment are vital to our future, thus the faculty, staff and students in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife strive to meet the global challenges that threaten the sustainability of our ecosystems. We empower our students and our stakeholders with the knowledge needed to ensure our natural heritage and a high quality of life. We accomplish this through our renowned and distinguished education, research and outreach programs.

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

For the fish, the wildlife, the environment?




  • Snares to Wares featured by Big Ten Network

    Published on April 7, 2018

    The artisans of Snare to Wares, a program created by Dr. Robert Montgomery and PhD student Tutilo Mudumba, repurpose tire wires used to illegally hunt wild game, turning them into beautiful sculptures while attaining gainful employment.

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  • Apr 26

    Seminar- Dr. Jessica Gephart

    April 26, 2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM Packaging Building, Room 120

    We welcome Jessica Gephart of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center & Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who will be presenting a seminar entitled "Global Seafood Trade: Distant Connectivity between Humans and the Environment."

  • Apr 26

    Senior Thesis Seminar- Waldemar Ortiz

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

    Waldemar Ortiz, recipient of the FW Outstanding Senior Scholarship Award, will be presenting his research on North American elk translocations. Waldemar works in the RECaP Lab at MSU under the direction of Robert Montgomery.

  • May 2

    Seminar- Dr. Tom Loch

    May 2, 2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM Natural Resources Building, Room 221

    We welcome Tom Loch of Michigan State University, who will be presenting a seminar entitled "Great Lakes Fish Health Challenges."

  • May 3

    Great Lakes Seminar Series- Dr. Patricia Soranno

    May 3, 2018 10:30AM - 11:30AM NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab

    Patricia Soranno, Professor at Michigan State University, will present a seminar entitled "Macrosystems ecology: Developing a macroscale understanding of ecosystem properties" at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab in Ann Arbor, MI.

  • May 5

    Class of 2018 Graduation Celebration

    May 5, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM Natural Resources Building, Polar Bear Room

    Please join us in celebrating the Fisheries and Wildlife Class of 2018- families are welcome to attend!

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