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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.

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has been serving the needs of MSU,
Michigan, the U.S. and the globe for the past 65 years!

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  • Fisheries and Wildlife online courses available this summer

    Published on March 8, 2018

    The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is pleased to announce four online course offerings this summer, including Great Lakes Biology & Management, Introduction to Lakes, Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology & Management, and Recreational Fishing.

  • Snares to Wares featured by Big Ten Network

    Published on March 1, 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.

  • 2018 Spotlight Magazine now available

    Published on February 26, 2018

    The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife GSO Spotlight Committee is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Spotlight is now available. Please share widely with colleagues and friends!

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  • Mar 21

    GSO Seminar - Drs. Patricia Soranno and Kendra Cheruvelil

    March 21, 2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM Natural Resources Building, Room 338

    Drs. Patricia Soranno and Kendra Cheruvelil, Professors in Fisheries and Wildlife at MSU, will present a joint seminar entitled "Developing a macrosystems ecology understanding of freshwaters: lessons from studying thousands of lakes".

  • Mar 28

    GSO Seminar - Jay Hesse

    March 28, 2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM Natural Resources Building, Room 152

    Jay Hesse, Research Division Director for the Nez Perce Tribe, will present a seminar entitled "Fisheries co-management: A MSU graduate student's experience with the Nez Perce Tribe".

  • Mar 31

    Pow Wow of Life at Michigan State University

    March 31, 2018 MSU Jenison Field House

    The North American Indigenous Student Organization at Michigan State University is hosting a Pow Wow of Life to celebrate Native American culture and traditions. This year's theme will be "Giving Back to the Earth".

  • Apr 2

    GSO Seminar - Dr. Nyeema Harris

    April 2, 2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM Natural Resources Building, Room 338

    Dr. Nyeema Harris, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, will present a seminar about her research of the biogeography of ecological communities.

  • Apr 13

    Keynote GSO Seminar - Dr. Timothy Van Deelen

    April 13, 2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM Natural Resources Building, Room 338

    Dr. Timothy Van Deelen, Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will present a keynote seminar entitled "The population biology of wolf recovery in the Great Lakes region".

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