Academic Projects/Field Study


The Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve provides Natural Resources Management (NRM) students unparalleled opportunities to complete hands-on projects working with real land, people and resources. This valuable experience is an irreplaceable part of the curriculum designed to prepare students for further study or nature-based careers.

At the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, student volunteers lead hikes, assist with nature programs, and learn about other aspects of park operations.  Previous students have participated in special projects such as GIS mapping, creating interpretive signage and conducting wetland ecology research. Business, communications and journalism students have also been involved with the Forest Ecology Preserve.

To learn more about the Natural Resources Management Degree program, contact Dr. Wayde Morse, Associate Professor, at ( or call (334) 844-8086.