Clubs and Organizations
Student clubs encourage involvement of undergraduate and graduate students in forestry and natural resources activities. These extracurricular programs promote camaraderie among students and faculty, initiate discussion of resource issues, and provide opportunities to network with natural resource professionals. Undergraduate and graduate students are also asked to participate in departmental faculty meetings and on curriculum committees.
Forestry Club - provides students educational opportunities and a chance to network with forestry professionals. The Forestry Club also promotes fellowship among students and faculty. Visit their website or Facebook page. Activities include:
- 2014 Midwestern Foresters' Conclave
- Forester's Day at University of Minnesota
- Annual Holiday Tree Sale
Society of American Foresters Student Chapter - provides opportunities to meet with forestry professionals, discuss current issues, receive employment information and participate in a mentoring program. Activities include:
- Forestry in the Classroom Project
- Field trips and professional meetings
- Habitat for Humanity projects
Xi Sigma Pi - the National Forestry Honor Society, seeks to secure and maintain a high level of scholarship including scholastic achievement, leadership, and community service.
Tree Ascension Group - provides education and training in safe tree climbing and connects students with the professionals in the fields of urban forestry and arboricultre. Visit their website or Facebook page. Activities include:
- Learning proper techniques for setting up a climbing system including setting up ropes, tying climbing knots, and securing a harness
- Ascending trees using different techniques and gear
- Pruning trees on campus
- Occasionally climbing trees off campus such as at parks and golf courses