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innovative degree programs The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment (CFWE) undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students of all ages and backgrounds to become leaders in the sustainable management, utilization, and stewardship of natural resources. Kami Grochowski real-world learning Our students have many opportunities to engage in the world around them. From local experiences to studying abroad, within the lab or in the field, our graduates are well equipped to succeed in life and their careers. Problem-solving Research Our research is advancing sustainable solutions to many of the grand challenges facing our society and the environment. Empowering Extension & Outreach Our extension faculty and outreach staff share the latest science-based information available to help Alabamians of all ages learn about and make decisions regarding the management of natural resources.

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Mayford Williams and classmates pose for a photo at forestry summer camp in 1952.

Mayford Daniel Williams Endowed Scholarship established in honor of 1954 CFWE alumnus

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Mayford D. Williams (center) and classmates at Auburn University forestry summer camp in Little River State Forest circa 1952. A new scholarship to benefit forestry undergraduates was established in the…
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Heather Alexander and her students walk through a fire-maintained forest.

Auburn professor awarded USFS grant for southeastern forest carbon research

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Heather Alexander (center) and her students walk through a fire-maintained forest. An Auburn University researcher in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment (CFWE) has received a U.S. Forest Service…
Auburn Assistant Professor Aniruddha Belsare

Auburn researcher develops app to combat rabies

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As a veterinarian in rural India, Aniruddha Belsare witnessed firsthand the plight of rabies. He watched in horror as teenagers bit by rabid dogs failed to receive the necessary lifesaving treatment. Over…
Ren Cao

CFWE student chosen to receive NASA-MSU award for professional enhancement

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Auburn University doctoral student, Ren Cao of Beijing, China, has been selected as a recipient of the NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award. Ren Cao, recipient of the NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award…
Burak Aksoy

Auburn University biomaterials researcher awarded two patents expected to reduce food and aquaculture waste

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Burak Aksoy, associate research professor in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment at Auburn University (CFWE), developed two novel products to help reduce waste in commercial aquaculture feed pellets…

Our Research is Creating a Sustainable Future for Society

150
faculty members, research professionals and graduate students engaged in research
6,000
acres of field lab and state-the-art facilities
9
research centers
11
millions of dollars in extramural research funding

Real-world Learning

Our “out-of-the-classroom” experiential activities prepare students to apply invaluable hands-on learning experiences to real-world scenarios, giving them the potential to achieve greater success in their education and careers.

Participate in skills training and other leadership development programs such as the college’s Forest, Environment, and Wildlife Leadership (FEWL) Academy to increase your professional skills and potential for career advancement.
Join a service club, academic society, or student organization such as Student Ambassadors or Society for Natural Resources to develop a civic mindset, learn new skills, and build connections among your peer group and industry.
Drawing from nine research centers, our expert faculty will provide you with many exciting opportunities to gain valuable skills and experience conducting, analyzing, and evaluating research within any number of natural resource-focused topics.
Volunteering to assist with a program, event, or to lead a campus tour is an excellent way for you to gain hands-on learning experience, build your resume with valuable job skills, and engage with your community.
Attending or volunteering at school-sponsored activities will help you create a network of support within the CFWE family that will enable you to enjoy a more enriching college experience and achieve greater academic success.
Whether studying wildlife management in the African savannas or sustainable forestry practices in South America, you can choose from a wide-range of study abroad experiences that will expand your world-view and enhance your academic learning.

Empowering Extension & Outreach

Our mission is to improve the social, economic, and environmental well-being of Alabama’s citizens through the production of science-based information, materials and programs that help foster the sustainable use of our natural resources.

The CFWE and its partners utilize the College’s state-of-the-art facilities and nearly 6,000 acres of outdoor classrooms to provide natural resource education for youth, students, citizens, and leaders through science-based programs, workshops, and field training.
Forest, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Extension specialists and regional agents are experts in their field. Visit the FWNR Extension blog to learn more about related topics and issues impacting Alabama’s citizens and the management of its natural resources.
Our faculty extension specialists and regional agents conduct workshops, seminars, and programs virtually and in-person throughout the state. Visit the Alabama Extension calendar to discover what’s happening near you.
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