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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?




  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Week begins March 1

    Published on February 21, 2019

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week will kick off March 1 at Michigan State University. ANR Week has served as a platform for enterprising new developments in agriculture and natural resources in Michigan since 1914.

  • Quiles Delgado, Kapsar, win conservation support

    Published on February 14, 2019

    Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability master's degree student Tessaliz Quiles Delgado and PhD student Kelly Kapsar have been awarded support for their studies in conservation.

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    Workshop: Getting women due credit – on paper

    Published on February 11, 2019

    Publish or perish is an adage with particular sting for women and other underrepresented scholars prone to not getting deserved credit on scientific papers. F&W scientists will provide perspective and pointers at the upcoming AAAS Annual Meeting.

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    Keeping SDGs from being a zero-sum game

    Published on February 4, 2019

    MSU scientists suggest new ways to tackle unexpected or unintended consequences cropping up on the way to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting.

  • MSU, GVSU join forces to address water challenges

    Published on January 29, 2019

    Michigan State University has formalized a partnership with the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute of Grand Valley State University to work together on water-related issues.

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Featured In the News

World-leading researcher for VFM

Published on February 1, 2019
by SLU novelty

Why Whales, Seals, and Penguins Like Their Food Cold

Published on January 24, 2019
by The Atlantic

Green Glove, Iron Fist

Published on December 18, 2018
by Biographic

More biodiversity means more ecotourism

Published on December 14, 2018
by The Wildlife Society

MSU researcher helps battle deadly deer disease

Published on September 24, 2018




  • Feb 21

    Fisheries and Wildlife Club Chili Cookoff

    February 21, 2019 6:30PM - 8:00PM MSU Natural Resources Building, rm 221

    All are welcome. Bring family, friends a dish to pass or just come to enjoy good food and good company. Please RSVP.

  • Feb 22

    Department of Fisheries and Wildlife GSO Symposium

    February 22, 2019 MSU Union

    Save the date for the 2019 Fisheries and Wildlife GSO Symposium at MSU. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Barbara Knuth from Cornell University. Dr. Knuth's talk is entitled, "Eat More Fish? Influencing Policy and Practice Promoting Healthy Fish Consumption"

  • Mar 5

    The Great Lakes: Managing for Action

    March 5, 2019 8:30AM - 3:00PM 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Kellogg Center Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824

    This conference will address some of the major benefits that the Great Lakes provide as well as challenges that they continually face.

  • Mar 15

    Intercultural CANR: Exploring our Spirit Panel Discussion

    March 15, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM Teaching Greenhouse Conservatory in the Plant and Soil Sciences Building

    Intercultural CANR: Exploring our Spirit explores the variety of religions, faiths and spiritual practices that make up the tapestry of our spiritual lives and communities.

  • Mar 15

    FW GSO Seminar Series: John Waldham

    March 15, 2019 3:00PM - 4:00PM MSU Natural Resources Building, rm 338

    John Waldham, Professor of Biology at Queens College, will speak on aquatic conservation biology.

  • Mar 22

    FW GSO Seminar Series: Josh Cohen

    March 22, 2019 3:00PM - 4:00PM MSU Natural Resources Building, rm 338

    Josh Cohen, Conservation Scientist at Michigan Natural Features Inventory, will speak on geographic information systems (GIS), ecology, and fire ecology.

  • Mar 29

    FW GSO Seminar Series: Jacqui Fenner

    March 29, 2019 3:00PM - 4:00PM MSU Natural Resources Building, rm 338

    Jacqui Fenner, a Communications Specialist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will speak on science communications.

  • Mar 30

    Build a Bluebird Box Workshop

    March 30, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center

    Learn about cavity-nesting birds and how to attract them to your patch! During this 3 hour long workshop, you will build a nest box designed for Eastern Bluebirds.

  • Apr 12

    FW GSO Seminar: Brenda Pracheil

    April 12, 2019 3:00PM - 4:00PM MSU Natural Resources Building, rm 338

    Brenda Pracheil, a Research and Development Staff Associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will speak on aquatic ecology.

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