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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?




  • Riparian substrate habitat, Flat River

    Scientists defend headwater protections

    Published on May 30, 2019

    Scientists, including MSU's Dana Infante, rally to put science back at the forefront of the nation's revised protections of streams and their valuable ecosystems.

  • Cusco, Peru

    Study scrutinizes global tourism’s push and pull

    Published on May 21, 2019

    Tourists have become international jetsetters, bringing the promise of prosperity, threats to the nature they come to experience and lots of questions about how to strike a balance. The key: What drives tourism?

  • Karim Maredia

    CANR names new leader of international programs

    Published on May 20, 2019

    Karim Maredia has been named a senior global scholar and the director of agriculture and natural resources international programs in the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Featured In the News

China’s new panda park will be three times bigger than Yellowstone

Published on May 10, 2019
by National Geographic

Student named 12th Udall Scholar from MSU

Published on May 3, 2019
by MSU Honors College

Sharing An Apple a Day Keeps the…Poaching Away

Published on April 15, 2019
by Global Wildlife Conservation

Energy stealthily hitches ride in global trade

Published on March 21, 2019

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




  • Jun 19

    Combating Wildlife Crime: Toward an Integrated Approach

    June 19, 2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM

    Around the world, poaching and trafficking of illegal wildlife products is rising. Learn from expert panelists how to integrate social sciences to create successful interventions. MSU's Meredith Gore is a presenter.

  • Jun 24

    MS Defense Seminar - Sarah Burton

    June 24, 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM Natural Resources Room 338 Agriculture Hall, 446 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Sarah Burton, an MS student advised by Dr. Daniel Kramer, will present her thesis entitled "Using Social Network Analysis to Assess Relationship Building and Partnerships under the Michigan Department of Natural Resource’s Habitat Grant Programs".

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