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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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Research

Legislative Programs

Forest Utilization Research (FUR) is a legislative program funded annually by the state of Idaho to provide unbiased research, outreach and policy analysis to the people of Idaho since 1976. The umbrella program supports four specific research and outreach programs and provides basic funding against which the college leverages research funding from federal agencies.

U of I Experimental Forests

provide learning and employment opportunities for students at a network of sites encompassing more than 10,000 acres of research and working forest lands outside Moscow and at other locations in the state.

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Pitkin Forest Nursery

the only commercial nursery at a university in the country, works to develop new nursery practices and seedling varieties essential to reforestation efforts for the region’s public and private forests.

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Policy Analysis Group

established by the Idaho State Legislature in 1989, provides data and objective analyses of the impacts of natural resource policy proposals to industry, communities and the legislature.

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Rangeland Center

established by the Idaho State Legislature in 2012, brings academic expertise and local knowledge together to address challenges facing Idaho rangelands and the communities that rely on them.

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Field Stations and Centers

The field stations, centers and labs at the College of Natural Resources are like no other in the country. From the most remote research field station in the lower 48 states, to one of the largest research ranches and the only commercial research nursery in the western United States, the College of Natural Resources offers unparalleled opportunities for hands-on learning and cutting-edge research.

Aquaculture Research Institute

takes an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the region’s fisheries issues. It includes labs on the Moscow campus and at the Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station in southern Idaho.

 

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Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research

addresses reforestation and restoration questions. It also provides best practices and seedling products for industry and agencies worldwide.

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McCall Field Campus

is home to the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS), undergraduate Summer Field Camp, graduate students studying science communication and faculty researchers improving knowledge and management of our natural resources.

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Rinker Rock Creek Ranch

near Hailey spans 10,400 acres of iconic Idaho rangelands that the College of Natural Resources stewards collaboratively with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for research, conservation, education, recreation and outreach.

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Taylor Wilderness Research Station

also known as America’s Wildest Classroom, is located in the heart of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, the largest wilderness in the lower 48.

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Partnerships and Coops

Idaho Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

works closely with state and federal agencies to conduct research that supports management of fish and wildlife populations in Idaho and throughout the region.

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Intermountain Forestry Cooperative

is comprised of federal, state and private forestry organizations with the goal of developing forest management practices that best meet members’ ecological, economic and regulatory objectives.

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Inland Empire Tree Improvement Cooperative

aims to meet regional reforestation challenges with this collaborative membership-driven consortium committed to applying crop breeding techniques for best outcomes.

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Faculty Laboratories

University of Idaho Drone Lab

The mission of the University of Idaho Drone Lab is to serve as a hub for drone-related activities and provide a pool of drones, sensors, equipment, software, and knowledge to support the use of drones in high-quality research and teaching across all University departments.

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Lab for Ecological, Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics

The mission of LEECG is to use molecular methods to address research questions in ecology, evolution and conservation biology. LEECG researchers focus on the genetic analysis of a variety of plants and animals.

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Fire Research and Management Exchange System

(FRAMES) was created in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station to exchange information and technology among the wildland fire research and management community.

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Idaho Fire Initiative Research and Education Combustion Laboratory

The only fire combustion labs located on a university campus in the United States. Developed to study combustion dynamics, smoke emissions and remote sensing observations.

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Fish Ecology Research Lab

Dedicated to the study of fish behavior and ecology in developed and wilderness river systems of the Pacific Northwest, focusing on the migration ecology of fishes including salmon, steelhead, Pacific lamprey and American shad.

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The Kennedy Lab - Laboratory for Integrative Fish Ecology

Through interdisciplinary research, productive collaborations, and innovative approaches our lab seeks a better understanding of ecological processes in fish and aquatic sciences.

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Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network

and its Human Dimensions Working Group to integrate social science into research on the sustainable intensification of agriculture.

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Mica Creek Experimental Watershed

focuses on the effects on water and fish as a result of timber harvesting. Studies since have included optimizing harvest systems, tree growth and impact on bug quantity.

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Reveley Geospatial Laboratory for Environmental Dynamics

provides new technologies in remote sensing and geographic information systems, bringing practical training and research tools to students and faculty researchers.

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  • Gilbert Lab, improving conservation and management of wildlife in the modern world.
  • The Human Element Lab, contributes to conservation and the human dimensions of fish and wildlife management via insights into behavioral patterns and processes.
  • Johnson Lab
  • The Long Lab, works at the interface of behavior and physiology to understand the causes and consequences of animal decisions in complex landscapes.
  • Rachlow Research Group, focuses on the ecology and conservation of mammals and their habitats.
  • Quist Research Lab, focuses on answering questions related to the management and conservation of aquatic systems.

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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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