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Forestry and Environmental Conservation


Forest Resource Management (B.S.)

SAF Accreditation

The Forest Resource Management Degree is accredited through the Society of American Foresters. In the US, programmatic accreditation is a non-governmental, peer-review process that ensures that a degree program meets quality standards established by the profession. SAF accreditation at Clemson University ensures that the Forest Resource Management degree is preparing its students for the forestry profession, facilitating entry into the profession through licensure and certification, and enhancing employment opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes:

The Forest Resource Management curriculum combines a broad education in the arts and sciences with applied forest management. This combination provides the necessary foundation for the scientific management of forest resources, products, and services. Foresters are qualified for a broad spectrum of employment opportunities in the public and private sectors. They may be engaged as managers, administrators, or owners of forest lands or forest-based businesses; as technical specialists in the production of timber, usable water, wildlife, and aesthetic values, and in the recreational use of the forest; or as professionals in other areas where the conservation of natural resources is a concern. Foresters earning advanced degrees find employment in academic work and in research conducted by public and private agencies.

Students will be able to…

General Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic scientific concepts and methodology
  • Explain and apply biological conepts and processes that apply to sustainable forest management
  • Evaluate impacts of management on ecosystem services
  • Analyze impacts of global change on biological and ecological processes

Discipline-Specific Knowledge

  • Evaluate current emerging trends in forestry
  • Synthesize the economic value of forest products
  • Appraise applicability of policies to natural resource management
  • Evaluate and critique forest management plans and their application to natural resources
  • Synthesize information to solve novel problems in forest and natural resource management
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret natural resource data
  • Demonstrate ability to interpret and analyze geospatial data

Competencies or Professional Skills


  • Solve complex problems collaboratively and independently
  • Develop and apply silvicultural prescriptions


  • Reflect on relationships between natural resource management and diversity, equity, and inclusion


  • Communicate to a diverse audience in writing and orally
  • Demonstrate and explain professional ethics and the SAF code of conduct


  • Criticially assess problems and develop creative solutions
  • Create and evaluate management plans based on landowner objectives

Facts & Figures

1-year Retention Rate

6-year Graduation Rate

Curriculum Worksheets

Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation
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