Facilities and Buildings
The Forest Resources Building includes four stories, plus a lower floor, and encompasses nearly 95,000 square feet, which is 50 percent larger than the combined areas of Ferguson Building and the Forest Resources Lab.
Teaching and outreach facilities encompass 27 percent of the new building; research another 43 percent; with housing for faculty, staff, and graduate students requiring 29 percent. Our teaching areas include four teaching laboratories devoted to forest soils and water, wildlife and forestry, fisheries, and wood products; two technology classrooms with 60- and 80-seat capacities; the Steimer Auditorium, with a 150-seat capacity; three computer labs (two for undergraduates and a GIS graduate lab).
Our research facilities include forestry labs, such as the Schatz Tree Genetics Center and others devoted to silviculture, ecology, soils, economics, and forest management; fisheries labs assigned to systematics, physiology/toxicology, ecology, and image analysis; water resources labs devoted to hydrology, water quality, and snow/ice studies; wildlife labs involving ecology, management, biometrics, and habitat studies; wood products labs tied to wood chemistry, wood physics, business, marketing, operations research, and wood products evaluations.
Our outreach facilities include a Polycom-equipped conference room with 20-seat capacity, five meeting rooms with state-of-the-art communication systems, a publication production room, and administrative offices.
Our faculty, staff, and student facilities include faculty, endowed chair, and visiting scientist offices; graduate students and technical personnel offices; and secretarial and staff offices for central operations, resident education, extension, and research.