Welcome to the Department of Natural Resources

DNR Students, Then and NowThe Department of Natural Resources traces its roots back to the Cornell College of Forestry, the first college of its kind in North America. The department continues to be just as innovative today, focusing on the interplay of the ecological and social sciences in fostering environmental sustainability.

Our students, professors, and outreach program participants explore issues related to maximizing biodiversity, enhancing and sustaining ecosystems, mitigating climate change, and managing natural resources in partnership with local groups, state agencies, and national and international environmental organizations.

Recently ranked one of the top four college environmental programs in the nation by a leading sustainability website, with an A-plus grade for its “education, experience and research opportunities,” the Department of Natural Resources offers numerous ways for students, scientists, and citizens to be part of a vital and growing field.

DNR Seminar Series
The DNR 2014 Spring Seminar Series will be on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm in G24 Fernow Hall. Please heck the schedule for the most current information.

DNR 2014 Spring Seminar Series Schedule


From the DNR Blog
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Amanda Rodewald featured on NPR discussing Mute Swans
Amanda Rodewald, director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was recently quoted on NPR on the topic of invasive Mute Swans. Rodewald says that the non-native swans have posed a threat to birds such as loons and least terns. Now that they have a growing presence in New York, they could potentially […]

Students’ Experiences in Ecuador culminate in Gallery
Over winter break, fifteen students enrolled in the IARD class “Special Topics in International Agriculture and Rural Development” traveled to Intag, Ecuador, and worked closely with the local people to improve their community. The course concept came from a student, Martin Zorrilla ’13, who asked Prof. James Lassoie, Natural Resources, and Prof. Charlotte Jirousek, Fiber […]

Gary Goff receives “Silviculture Leadership Award”
Congratulations to Gary Goff for receiving the “Silviculture Leadership Award” from the Allegany Chapter of the NY Forest Owners Association (NYFOA) and the western NY Master Forest Owner (MFO) Volunteers. It was presented at the 17th Annual Rural Landowners Conference in Yorkshire, NY on March 1, 2014.  The award recognizes 20+ years of service to […]

Faculty Spotlight

Steven Wolf
Associate Professor

Steven Wolf

Steven Wolf teaches and conducts research on environmental governance with a specific focus on efforts to secure public goods from private landscapes. His training and approach engage sociology, economics and geography. While most projects address socioecological dynamics in industrialized societies... Read Steven Wolf's full profile

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