The need has never been greater for scientific knowledge and professional training to ensure the global forest estate continues to meet the needs of economic security and environmental quality.
Dr. Tom Gower, Department Head
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Dec 6, 2018
NC State Helps Homegrown Holiday Hobby
With the help of NC State soil scientists, CNR researchers and local extension agents, Ricky Postell is growing his Christmas tree operation.
Sep 4, 2018
Building a Sound Map of Raleigh – For Science
Sound can affect everything from human health to the well-being of wildlife, but there is very little data on the levels and types of sound in U.S. cities.
Oct 2, 2018
Wild Suburbia: More Mammals Than Expected Live Near People
Bobcats, coyotes, oh my: Camera trap images show that it’s a jungle out there in the suburbs.
Aug 2, 2018
Ensuring Cleaner Air and Water
NC State researchers are partnering with communities, agencies and local residents on a wide range of projects to improve air and water quality.