two students by tree in hard hats and vests

Message from the Program Chair

VIU Forestry Program goes paperless ?

iPad replaces textbooksStudents will not need to buy textbooks. Instead students will purchase an iPad - which will contain a virtual library of forestry references. In addition, the GPS-enabled tablets will be used for navigating in the woods, collecting field data, and participating in classroom activities.

What society expects from our forests is ever evolving. In decades past, timber was the mainstay of forest management. In recent years values such as wildlife and fish habitat, biodiversity, recreation and water quality have come to the forefront. Today, how forest management can mitigate climate change is part of the conversation. If these topics interest you, then you should consider a career in forestry.

We invite you to explore our website. Please contact either Co-Chairs Andres Enrich or Stacy Cuzzocrea.