Dean’s Message

Working with Nature for Society’s Well-Being

Welcome to the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.  Since 1946 we have provided a comprehensive approach to forestry, wildlife, and natural resources education, research, and outreach.  Our graduates are leaders in a diverse array of natural resources-related companies, agencies, and non-profit organizations.


Our excellent faculty is committed to helping students translate their interest in natural resources and the environment into a rewarding career.  We have a low student to faculty ratio in our classes to promote good classroom interactions. 


Professors at SFWS are also world-class scientists and provide many opportunities for students to work with them on exciting research projects. We are conducting research that is expanding the boundaries of natural resources disciplines and is helping society develop a sustainable future.   


We have superb facilities on the campus of Auburn University and thousands of acres of forests that we use in teaching, research, and outreach.  There is an 11-acres forest called Weagle Woods immediately behind our building that we use in teaching. Our 400-acres Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest, located just 5 miles from campus, is used extensively in teaching and extension.  Our 5,400 acre Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center is located near Andalusia and features a campus with classrooms and dormitories to house over 80 students.  We use it for our summer teaching programs in forestry and wildlife.  We also use it extensively in natural resource outreach, including ecological restoration of longleaf pine forests.


Please enjoy learning about us from our website and Facebook page.  We also invite you to for a campus visit to learn about how our School can help you.

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