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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?




  • Alaskan pipeline. Credit: Arthur D. Chapman and Audrey Bendus

    Energy stealthily hitches ride in global trade

    Published on March 21, 2019

    Fulfilling the world’s growing energy needs summons images of oil pipelines, electric wires and truckloads of coal. But MSU research shows a lot of energy moves nearly incognito, embedded in the products, and leaves its environmental footprint home.

  • 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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Featured In the News

SDGs ‘failing to create transformational change’

Published on February 26, 2019
by Eco-Business

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




  • Mar 22

    FW GSO Seminar Series: Josh Cohen

    March 22, 2019 3:00PM - 4:00PM 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. MSU Natural Resources Building, Room 338, 480 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

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

  • Mar 28

    Dissertation Defense Seminar: Elle Gulotty

    March 28, 2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. MSU Natural Resources Building, Room 338, 480 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Elle Gulotty, a Master's student advised by Dan Hayes, will present her research on Brook and Brown Trout in the Au Sable River.

  • Mar 29

    FW GSO Seminar Series: Jacqui Fenner

    March 29, 2019 3:00PM - 4:00PM 3 p.m. -4 p.m. MSU Natural Resources Building, RM 338, 480 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Jacqui Fenner, a Communications Specialist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will give a talk entitled, "Make Your Science POP with Color: How to Strategically Use Color in Science Communication and Storytelling".

  • Mar 30

    Build a Bluebird Box Workshop

    March 30, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center, 9422 Herbison Rd, Laingsburg, MI 48848

    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 5

    11th Annual Graduate Student Honors Recognition & Appreciation Ice Cream Social

    April 5, 2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM MSU Natural Resources Building, rm 152, 480 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

    This event is in appreciation of the many contributions made by all our Graduate Students, and to recognize individual students who have received awards for travel, presentations and fellowships throughout the past year. Please RSVP by March 29, 2019.

  • 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.

  • Apr 18

    FW Spring Picnic

    April 18, 2019 5:00PM - 8:00PM Patriarche Park, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Our annual spring picnic will take place on Thursday, April 18th from 5:00pm until dusk at Patriarche Park in East Lansing

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