Forestry Camp

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Fall Forestry Camp, led by NREM faculty members, is a three-week, off-campus experience. Students gain additional field experience and meet with natural resource professionals in a forested region outside of Iowa. This experience often helps Forestry students choose their option, or specialty area within the major.

Forestry Camp is built into the curriculum during the fall semester at the sophomore level when forestry students enroll in Forestry 201-206 (15 credits). The courses are designed to give students an early understanding of the many aspects of natural resources and how they are interrelated.

This great camp experience comes with added costs for lodging, food and travel. There are several scholarships and awards available to ease the cost.

Our 2016 Fall Forestry Camp was based at Auburn University's Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, and we spent a significant amount of time in the panhandle of Florida as well. Check out the highlights video.

Fall 2019, we ventured to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for Forestry Camp. We spent our time at the Ford Forestry Center and at other locations throughout the UP. Here is are the highlights from the camp.