College of Forest Resources, University of Washington
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The College of Forest Resources was founded in 1907, and is a national and international leader in teaching and research. Located in a rapidly growing urban area in one of the world's largest forested regions, it provides unique opportunities for field classes and research and awareness of resource issues in urban and wild land landscapes. Students enjoy small classes and close association with faculty, as well as the diversity and facilities of a large research university.
The mission and vision of the College of Forest Resources is dedicated to generating and disseminating knowledge for the stewardship of natural and managed environments and the sustainable use of their products and services through teaching, research and outreach. The College of Forest Resources will provide world class, internationally recognized knowledge and leadership for environmental and natural resource issues.
The College integrates programs through two themes: sustainable forest enterprises, and sustainable land and ecosystem management in an urbanizing world. The key unifying theme of sustainability brings an interdisciplinary set of social, biological, and physical sciences and skills to bear on understanding, managing (including restoring and preserving), and using the products and amenities of forests, wild lands, and urban and suburban ecosystems so that they are maintained in a healthy, productive state for future generations.