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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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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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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
Rachel M. Abraham
Phoenix L. Aguilar McFarlane
Cory R. Allred
Zoie Anderson
Emma Arman
Michaela E. Avants
Alexander G. Ayers
Jared B. Baltzer
Kendall L. Bancroft
Spencer P. Barrera
Kennedy L. Beach
Chloe S. Beall
Carson J. Beams
Conrad K. Becker
Maggie S. Berfield
Colin J. Berger
Elizabeth J. Bjerke
Evan G. Blodgett
Paxton R. Bolen
Clayson C. Bonds
Joshua Bracken
Kelly R. Brady
Sierra N. Brantz
Ruby L. Breitsprecher
Jessica L. Bright
Mason C. Brink
Justin Bruns
Sarah A. Burgett
Sean M. Burke
Libby E. Campos
Lauren G. Canto
Forrest W. Carbaugh
Orion S. Cardenas-Ritzert
Lauren L. Carlsen
Kaylee Carr
Megan K. Carr
Kendall S. Cates
Rachelle M. Cecil
Nisha Chapagain
Logan M. Chase
Skyler Cheever
Clayton K. Christensen
Cutler J. Christensen
Jacob D. Clark
Katherine E. Conley
Fisher E. Corbin
Ciara O. Crooks
Alexander A. Cupp
Yvonne Danich
Alexzander L. Dash
Andrew Davies
Tala S. Davis
Heath Devoll
Nicholas P. Dewez
Wyatt P. Divine
Ian P. Donahue
Hadley A. Dotts
Leah T. Dreesmann
Lydia M. Druin
Nathan K. Dueck
Jarin J. Ebbers
Toni L. Eells
Emily E. Elfering
Sean M. Elison
Madeline Essman
Karter J. Farris
Lars Filson
Gracie A. Foutch
Kinsey N. Freeman
Harrah D. Friedlander
Samuel J. Fulbright
Michael J. Gilgunn
Peter L. Goebel
Kevin Gray
Sienna A. Greenberg
James D. Griffin
Kathryn E. Hale
Matthan G. Hale
Derek J. Haller
Alyssa M. Hamburger
Ryan M. Hanna
William S. Hanosky
Madison M. Hatley
Autumn R. Herrington
Kayla M. Hickey-Smith
Mariah N. Hilliard
Lily Hodgson
James C. Hohenstreet
Kade D. Holling
Elizabeth C. Hoots
Christina S. Huggins
Kayla A. Hurl
Dalton B. Johnson
Aaron M. Johnston
Jon T. Joiner
Daniel Jokic
Lukas K. Kawano
Brock D. Keller
Forrest J. Kelly
Robin D. Kirby
RaeAnn E. Kirk
Elizabeth C. Kowallis
Daniel J. Kuklok
Benjamin J. Lander
Richard J. Lasiw
Amber R. LeBlanc
Justin A. Lewellen
Melina J. Liedtke
Othoniel Lopez Galvan
Nikole A. Lorvick
Thomas E. Luckey
Ethan D. Luft
Joshua M. Lyon
Michael Mallard
Logan M. Marispini
Shelby M. Marron
Ryan Marrs
Julianna M. Martin
Elisabeth R. McKnight
Benjamin A. Meredyk
Shane W. Merrill
Brianna L. Miller
Mikayla J. Miller
Eduard Mixich
Cooper R. Moon
Joseph E. Morgan
Jonathan B. Muniz
Abby D. Myklebust
Benjamin W. Nance
Natalie C. Nash
Mackenzie R. Nelson
Braeden P. Nierman
Bryan D. Olson
Kassidy J. Ostberg
Ashley E. Paine
Daria T. Paxton
Eric M. Perry
William Perry
Tanya Quick
Riley D. Ragain
Jill Randall
Lane Rasmussen
Josh Reed
Liam M. Reily
Jesse J. Riding
Tristan J. Riener
Brandon J. Roberts
Ryan A. Robles
Mariah L. Roever
Aldair C. Rojas
Bradley Rose
Risa A. Rushton
Lauren M. Sablan
Kaiya Y. Sanchez
Emma N. Sattler
Alexis R. Saucedo
Krystal S. Saunoa
Katlyn M. Schafer
Hailey N. Shannon
Daniel J. Shapiro
Hailey M. Shiflett
William C. Shook
Jacob T. Shoup
Kyler J. Skinner
Dakotah B. Smith
Delaney M. Snaadt
Emma E. Sondker
David M. Sonneman
Emma E. Spurbeck
Gage R. Stahl
Justin Stanley
William D. Stoddard
Callie E. Story
Dylan A. Streeter
Sadie F. Sundahl
Elle A. Sutherland
Zackery T. Szymczycha
Aubree M. Tanner
Caden B. Taylor
Madi L. Thurston
Kassandra C. Townsend
Ashley M. Tremblay
Tatiana D. Tubberville
Samuel T. Turner
Jessica D. Valentine
Adam K. Vandegrift
Evando L. Vega
Andrew P. Villeneuve
Carson S. Vore
Cameron D. Vu
Dakota J. Ward
Evan R. Wasmer
Andrew R. Wehausen
Sacha L. Wells
Phoebe M. Wenzbauer
Jordan K. Williams
Caleb 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

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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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