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Nestled in the rolling hills of northern Louisiana’s piney woods, some of the most productive forestlands in the country, Louisiana Tech University’s School of Forestry offers an ideal setting for the fields of Forestry, Wildlife Habitat Management, and Geographic Information Science.  The School of Forestry is one of six academic units within the College of Applied and Natural Sciences.  The School has over 50 years of proud history in teaching, research, and service to the community, state, and nation. 

The primary goal of the School of Forestry is to enhance the social, ecological and economic value of forest resources for the citizens of Louisiana and the nation through professional education, basic and applied research, and service to the public and various natural resource management professional groups. 

The School’s undergraduate instructional responsibilities are designed to address current and anticipated needs of sustainable management and utilization of renewable natural resources.  Our educational program produces graduates with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for them to assume leadership positions and guide future generations to management activities that will be socially, economically, and biologically sound.  Additionally, the School contributes to the college-wide, interdisciplinary, Environmental Science program. 

Faculty and staff of the School of Forestry are active in conducting basic and applied research to further the knowledge necessary to promote and enhance sustainable management of our natural resources.  Our research programs strive to develop new and innovative techniques for understanding and managing our natural resources in an ever-changing world.  While our home is the piney woods of Louisiana, our scope of research extends to the regional, national, and global level. 

As a state supported institution Louisiana Tech has a responsibility to provide outstanding service to the public.  Members of the School of Forestry are encouraged to and are deeply committed to providing expertise to citizens, public officials, and non-profit organizations.  We seek to provide service programs responsive to the expressed needs of our clientele.  These programs empower the public in understanding and making wise decisions concerning the effective management and utilization of our forest resources.