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A Message from Dean Mary Watzin

I am proud to announce that CNR has completed a first draft of our new strategic plan, with some bold new ideas for our future!

We have a strong College – with a proud tradition in paper science and engineering, forest management and natural resource conservation, and park planning and tourism management. We will not diminish or step away from what we do well.

Our vision is to build on these strengths and leverage new partnerships and collaborations that will address the increasingly complex “grand challenges of society.” These challenges demand a systems approach, with transdisciplinary perspectives and methods of analysis. They form the basis for three bold new themes the College will pursue: sustainability solutions, land and water, and the intersection of built and natural environments. Our vision is to become the “go-to” place for solutions to natural resource challenges.

Again, this is a draft plan, a living, evolving document. I look forward to your input and your help. Through partnerships with you, we can reach our goals and make our College the very best it can be!


Read the Strategic Plan

2016-2020 College Strategic Plan (pdf)

Submit your comments/suggestions on the Strategic Plan

Contact Dean Watzin

Campus Address:
College of Natural Resources
Room 2028A Biltmore Hall
Campus Box 8001
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695-8001

Phone: (919) 515-2883  

Learn more about Dean Watzin
Phone: 919.513.0152
Fax: 919.513.7231