The College of Natural Resources, established in 1929, is heir to the traditions of two of the oldest forestry programs in the nation: the country's first forestry school, the Biltmore School of Forestry in Asheville, and the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy at Mont Alto. When Mont Alto's program concluded, NC State adopted many of its faculty, students and groundbreaking practices. From its beginnings, the College of Natural Resources' scope and reach has steadily grown to reflect evolving industry needs and environmental concerns.
To review our remarkable history is to discover a timeline of breakthroughs in Forestry and Environmental Resources; Forest Biomaterials; and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management – achieved by great academic and research pioneers. Our history of excellence is also a testament to the power of partnerships among academic, industry, nonprofit and government communities.
- “A History – School of Forest Resources 1929-1979”
- NC State Libraries History of the College of Natural Resources Timeline
- “Making the Best Happen” video produced for the 75th Anniversary of the College in 2004
- Read 79 issues of the Pinetum Student Journal
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
- History of the Department: 1979-2008
- History of the Department: 1929-1979 (this also serves as an early history of the college)