Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Soil Science, Forest Resources (forestry), Wood Products, and Wildlife and Fisheries Science.

Latest Ecosystem Science and Management News

1958 forestry class donates over $100K for Open Doors Scholarship
January 7, 2019
Twelve members of the Forestry Class of 1958 recently celebrated their 60th reunion at the Mont Alto campus. Besides reconnecting with each other and the campus, their time together also resulted in a group gift of $34,233 that, thanks to a University match, transformed into a $102,669 Open Doors Scholarship to support Mont Alto students who are facing financial hardships and are at risk of not completing their degrees.
Webinar series will help landowners care for their woods
December 17, 2018
The "Woods in Your Backyard" webinar series teaches land stewardship through eight live, one-hour, online evening lectures that can be viewed on your home computer.
Penn State Woodsmen Team helps students 'branch out' in collegiate timber sports
December 11, 2018
The Penn State Woodsmen Team provides students of all majors the opportunity to learn collegiate timber sports skills such as chopping, sawing, throwing and climbing, and then test their skills in several competitions.
Julian Avery shot the winning image in the Fall 2018 issue of Research/Penn State
December 7, 2018
Ecologist Julian Avery shot the winning image in the Fall 2018 issue of Research/Penn State: Gently spread by a researcher, the wing of an eastern bluebird offers clues to the bird’s age and fitness.
Penn State Mont Alto forestry students climb 145-foot yellow poplar
December 3, 2018
On Nov. 28, Penn State Mont Alto forestry students climbed a 145-foot yellow poplar on the Penn State Mont Alto campus in Forest Technology Instructor Craig Houghton’s arboriculture class.

Upcoming Events

23rd Annual Northwestern Pennsylvania Forest Landowner’s Conference: What’s Going on in Your Woods?
When: January 19, 2019
Where: Frank G. Pogue Student Center, Edinboro University, 405 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA
Hawk Talk: Hoo’s in your Backyard? (Noon Webinar)
When: February 12, 2019
Where: Online webinar
Hawk Talk: Hoo’s in your Backyard? (Evening webinar)
When: February 12, 2019
Where: Online webinar
Clarion Forest Landowner Conference
When: February 16, 2019
Where: Clarion University Grunenwald Science and Technology Center
ESM Career Fair
When: February 28, 2019