The Department of Renewable Resources builds a scientific foundation for better management, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems and landscapes. We discover and disseminate new knowledge about forests, rangelands, crops, wildlife, soils and water. Our vision is to develop approaches for a sustained flow of ecological goods and services that achieves a balance between economic and social benefits and the intrinsic value of nature. Through diverse research partners, we use integrated, multidisciplinary approaches and maintain strong ties with land and natural resource managers.

We prepare tomorrow's leaders to address real world problems in a sustainable fashion. We offer innovative teaching, enhancing our students' experience with laboratory, field, and off-campus learning environments. Many of our staff and faculty have won awards from the faculty, university and other organizations for their outstanding efforts. 

Facilities Highlights

The research in our department is supported by state-of-the-art analytical, computing and field facilities. Some are available to researchers from other universities, government organizations, and industry.

Analytical laboratories

Field research sites

Distance Learning Room

The Renewable Resources Distributed Learning Centre is a multi-use, high-tech, smart video classroom designed to facilitate distributed learning, research collaboration, and professional education. It is located in the South Academic Building, room 1-50.

Partnerships & Projects

The strong partnerships we have established with other academic departments and institutions, provincial and federal governments, NGOs, and industry are fundamental to our success in creating and applying knowledge in support of sustainable management and conservation of ecosystems and landscapes.

Research Extension Publications

We strive for broad accessibility of our research findings and to ensure they are made available in ways that are useful to practitioners and policy-makers.

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Undergraduate Programs

Our faculty teach in the following undergraduate programs:

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Our graduate students work in the following research areas:

Graduate Programs