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Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

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Dean's Message

Welcome to the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho.

This is an outstanding place to study, work and conduct research. The College of Natural Resources was ranked number one in value for education in 2018 and continues to be ranked among the top ten natural resources colleges in America by College Factual. Many of our individual programs are recognized as among the best.

Our faculty are innovative scientists whose widely-recognized work influences state and federal policy. They are also dedicated teachers and mentors who care about education and foster an environment that helps students grow by actively participating in research and field experiences throughout the state, region, and around the globe.

As Idaho’s land-grant institution, we have a mission to provide practical education in the sciences. Students in the College of Natural Resources have many opportunities to gain first-hand field experiences in some of the best outdoor classrooms in the world—the forests, rangelands, rivers and mountains of Idaho. They have access to more than 10,000 acres of Experimental Forests; the Pitkin Forest Nursery, the only operational research nursery at a university in the country; Taylor Wilderness Research Station in the middle of the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states and the McCall Field Campus, home to Idaho’s only resident K-12 education program and to our new summer field camp for undergraduates.

You can launch a great career with a degree from the University of Idaho and the College of Natural Resources. Our graduates are in high demand, and our alumni are leaders around the world. I invite you to explore our departments, majors and graduate programs to discover the richness of what we have to offer.

The College of Natural Resources is an exciting place to be. I hope you will join us!

Go Vandals!

Dennis Becker
Dean, College of Natural Resources

Dennis Becker, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Natural Resource Policy

CNR 202C

208-885-6442

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Department of Natural Resources and Society

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Congratulations to these undergraduate students for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or better for the past semester. We are proud of their successes and accomplishments.

Clara G. Abplanalp
Phoenix L. Aguilar McFarlane
Connor C. Augspurger
Ethan Baiocco
Anika L. Baker
Daniel J. Bakken
Jared B. Baltzer
Kendall L. Bancroft
Gabriel M. Bandle
Cole H. Barber
Spencer P. Barrera
Kennedy L. Beach
Joel R. Beasley
Maggie S. Berfield
Ty J. Black
Evan G. Blodgett
Paxton R. Bolen
Yvette A. Bonney
Lauren M. Brown
Sarah A. Burgett
Sean M. Burke
Libby E. Campos
Lauren G. Canto
Forrest W. Carbaugh
Kaylee Carr
Megan K. Carr
Abby D. Castle
Alvino R. Castro
Clayton K. Christensen
Cutler J. Christensen
Sage L. Christie
Cody S. Collins
Katherine E. Conley
Bailey Cracraft
Colette M. Crawford
Alexander A. Cupp
Davyn K. Czepkowski
Yvonne Danich
Alexzander L. Dash
Andrew Davies
Tala S. Davis
Annah G. Detwiler
Wyatt P. Divine
Jonathon A. Dixon
Hadley A. Dotts
Emma L. Eakins
Jalon D. Eborall
Dylan M. Eisenbrandt
Emily E. Elfering
Sean M. Elison
Jun R. Figueredo
Matthew J. Franz
Harrah D. Friedlander
Alexandra L. Friesen
Samuel J. Fulbright
Amaia M. Gabiola
Clay A. George
Michael J. Gilgunn
Peter L. Goebel
Sienna A. Greenberg
Aidan S. Gregory
Porter R. Hall
Derek J. Haller
Ryan M. Hanna
William S. Hanosky
Zoie Harvey
Miles H. Hatch
Megan M. Hill
James C. Hohenstreet
Garret Homer
Evan J. Hudson
Jamie Huerta
Christina S. Huggins
Nicholas G. Isotov-Chang
Amanda L. Jamison
Johnna A. Jensen
Brynne Johnson
Luke J. Johnson
Aaron M. Johnston
Jon T. Joiner
Lukas K. Kawano
Mitchell H. Kees
Kenneth T. Keichline
Brock D. Keller
Aidan M. Kelly
Emma-Jane K. Kimmett
Eslie M. King
Robin D. Kirby
Ashley E. Kirk
RaeAnn E. Kirk
Anna C. Klundt
Austin C. Kobernuss
Libby L. Koch
Elizabeth C. Kowallis
Patrick T. Labere
Asa R. Lackey
Benjamin J. Lander
Samantha L. Laramie
Rachelle Lavariega
Ethan K. Leininger
Dane Lemmon
Melina J. Liedtke
Brandon N. Light
Alyssa R. Livingston
Timothy J. Loftus
Alexa Long
Ethan D. Luft
Emma N. Macon
Julianna M. Martin
Ryan B. Martin
Jacob W. Midgarden
Brooke A. Mihkelson
Brianna L. Miller
Madison F. Miller
Rachel Mindt
Jessica L. Mitchem
Liliana F. Montes
Cooper R. Moon
Joseph E. Morgan
Parker T. Munck
Rylee J. Myhre
Benjamin W. Nance
Natalie C. Nash
Mackenzie R. Nelson
Fallon A. Nichols
Bradley J. O'Brien
Ripley A. Orr
Aidan L. Otto
Gage M. Parke
Hallie Parsons
Daria T. Paxton
Eric M. Perry
Brent A. Ponce
Heather S. Pound
Reagan N. Raat
Patrick S. Ranson
Rosa Rarick
Katelyn Rau
Liam M. Reily
Sydnee L. Reyes
Dylan R. Reynolds
Jesse J. Riding
Tristan J. Riener
Suzanne R. Ringer
Riley C. Robenstein
Ryan A. Robles
Jake R. Rubin
Chance W. Rueppel
Kaiya Y. Sanchez
Tayson M. Sargis
Samantha A. Schendel-Malin
Izsobel I. Schmidt
Alexander J. Selby
Daniel J. Shapiro
Christopher A. Shaw
Kyler J. Skinner
Melina J. Smith
Julian P. Smith
Delaney M. Snaadt
Brayden S. Snearly
Thomas L. Sponseller
Justin Stanley
Eva J. Stave
Crystal A. Stignani
William D. Stoddard
James R. Stone
Dylan A. Streeter
Nicholas J. Szobody
Zackery T. Szymczycha
Katie L. Thornsberry
Kyle J. Ureta
Annie J. Vaage
Zachary H. Van Niman
Kelsey M. Vershum
Mary G. Visger
Carson S. Vore
Andrea N. Wall
Zachary H. Warren
Andrew R. Wehausen
Phoebe M. Wenzbauer
Peyton C. Whitney
Sophia K. Wiesbrook
Jaren D. Williams
Jordan K. Williams
Makayla G. Wilson
Parker S. Wilson
Seanna I. Wittler
Nicolas S. Woods
Graisen I. Wunderlich
Olivia L. Yarnold
Michael M. Youngwirth
Zack R. Ziegler

Dennis Becker, a natural resource policy professor, earned his doctoral degree from U of I’s College of Natural Resources. He completed a master’s degree at Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University.

Becker returned to U of I in 2015 as an associate professor and the director of the Policy Analysis Group, where he used his experience in policy research to evaluate the impacts of natural resources. He was promoted to professor in 2018. Later that year, he became interim dean following the retirement of Kurt Pregitzer.

“The College of Natural Resources has a rich legacy of teaching, research and outreach spanning more than 100 years,” Becker said. “We’re leaders in our fields of study and care deeply about the future of natural resources. It is a great privilege and humbling to lead this college and to have the opportunity to work with our wonderful faculty and staff to train the next generation of leaders.”

Becker received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2013 and worked for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars with the U.S. Department of State in Norway. He also received the Morse Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Special Advisor Recognition and the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award while working at the University of Minnesota from 2005-15. In 2010, he received the CNR’s Celebrating Natural Resources Alumni Award from U of I.

“I have a deep respect for the University of Idaho that I bring to every decision,” Becker said. “I want the college to excel, but not at the expense of the university. Being an alum keeps me grounded and reminds me of the importance of our broader community. We all succeed when we work together, and it’s my duty to convey that responsibility to those around me.”

March 2020

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions