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  • What Current Forestry Students are Saying

    Published on October 12, 2020

    We recently sat down with 4 current Forestry students to get their thoughts on the program.

  • MSU Department of Forestry

    Published on October 11, 2020

    MSU Forestry students discover their role in sustaining forests and the ecosystem services they provide, including conservation of biodiversity, wood, clean water and global climate stabilization. Students learn to be leaders through multi-disciplinary coursework, field studies, cutting edge technology and mentorship from respected faculty in one of the longest-standing Forestry programs in the United States.

  • MSU Department of Forestry Study Away

    Published on October 11, 2020

    Where will forestry take YOU? The Department of Forestry has many great opportunities for students to learn hands on skills and network with industry professionals.

  • Forestry Minors

    Published on October 11, 2020

    MSU Forestry offers 4 minors for both forestry and non-forestry majors. We offer Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry, Forestry Field Applications and we have a new minor in Sustainable Bioproducts Science and Technology.

  • MSU Forestry - FOR 412 - Spring 2020

    Published on October 11, 2020

    Students in FOR 412 spent a weekend learning about wildland fires with professionals from the United States Forest Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

  • MSU Forestry FOR 491 Natural Resources Field Skills

    Published on October 11, 2020

    Check out the new FOR 491 class on Natural Resources and Field Skills! It is lead by Randy Klevickas and Justin Kunkle and teaches students how to operate heavy equipment, use chainsaws and practice first aid skills for only 1 credit.

  • Cover Crops for Urban Farms

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Abby Harper, shares information on integrating cover crops into urban farms and gardens. Urban soils can be heavily degraded when top-soil is removed for construction. Sites that previously hosted buildings also have heavily compacted soils. Compacted soil makes it difficult for crop roots to penetrate and access water and nutrients, and also limit water penetration and cause flooding or standing water Cover crops can also help address non soil-specific problems, such as creating forage for pollinators, reducing weed pressure, and preventing soil and nutrients from running off into waterways.

  • MSU FBIC Spring 2019

    Published on May 10, 2019

    A quick overview of MSU's Forest Biomass Innovation Center after one of the hardest winters ever! We regroup, plan, and recover. We are Spartans!

  • Growing and Marketing Christmas Trees

    Published on August 17, 2016

    A session discussing all aspects of growing Christmas trees.

  • Michigan State Students to Unveil U.S. 23 South Plan

    Published on April 26, 2016

    In April 2016, U.S. 23's economic potential was in the spotlight as four students from Michigan State University's Urban and Regional Planning Department presented their findings at a public meeting.

  • Red Cedar River Corridor Trail Plan

    Published on December 19, 2014

    A brief summary of the Red Cedar River Corridor Trail Plan that was developed by students at Michigan State University. The plan highlights many of the natural resources within the Williamstown Township and Williamston and how community members would benefit from such a trial.

  • What Can You do with an Urban & Regional Planning Degree from Michigan State University?

    Published on December 11, 2014

    Our graduates work in varied career paths ranging from community planning, economic development, transportation. social and environmental policy, real estate and finance, and advanced research and teaching.

  • The MSU Urban & Regional Planning Practicum Experience

    Published on May 8, 2014

    On April 25, 2014, the MSU Urban & Regional Planning Practicum students gathered to present their projects. The Practicum course is the capstone of the URP Program in SPDC.

  • MSU explores insect population dynamics in bioenergy

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists at the MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center are looking at the impacts of bioenergy cropping systems on insect diversity and the services insects provide, such as pollination and pest suppression.

  • Planting Bareroot and Potted Fruit Trees

    MSU FBIC Jesse Randall discusses planting young bareroot and potted fruit trees at the station in the Upper Peninsula. Trees will provide fruit at the station and for wildlife. Follow the trees over the years as we bring you follow up videos on pruning, spraying etc.

  • The MSU Urban & Regional Planning Practicum Experience

    The MSU Urban & Regional Planning Practicum Experience from MSU Extension and The School of Planning, Design & Construction.

  • Dunbar Forest Inventory

    MSU FBIC oversees the 5700 acre Dunbar Forest in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. Along the St. Mary's River the crew manages the timber for future research and education. This video shows the two man crew inventorying the various stands during summer 2019. Their work will set the stage for the next 5 years of timber harvests on the forest.

  • Wire Fence Installation Video

    Installing secondary fence around two areas to protect research seedlings from deer.

  • ID and Control Unwanted Trees and Shrubs

    Video shows how to ID the most common invasive trees and shrubs and their control methods. These plants are already in Wisconsin or close to its border. Mechanical, chemical, and other practices are discussed. This presentation was part of the 2020 maple meeting for the Wisconsin Maple Producers Association.

  • GLBRC Deer Exclosure Construction

    6/27/2019 GLBRC deer exclosure construction on tree replanting areas. Field researchers take the day to work with MSI FBIC staff to exclude deer from trial areas.