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Forestry

Forestry is the art and science of tree resources, including plantations and natural stands. The main goal of forestry is to create and implement systems that allow forests to continue a sustainable provision of environmental supplies and services. The challenge of forestry is to create systems that are socially accepted while sustaining the resource and any other resources that might be affected.

Silviculture, a related science, involves the growing and tending of trees and forests. Modern forestry generally embraces a broad range of concerns, including assisting forests to provide timber as raw material for wood products, wildlife habitat, natural water quality management, recreation, landscape and community protection, employment, aesthetically appealing landscapes, biodiversity management, watershed management, erosion control, and preserving forests as 'sinks' for atmospheric carbon dioxide. A practitioner of forestry is known as a forester. The word "forestry" can also refer to a forest itself.

Forest ecosystems have come to be seen as the most important component of the biosphere, and forestry has emerged as a vital field of science, applied art, and technology.

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Matching Forestry Colleges

Name
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Four or more years; Public; $22,254 average out-state tuition; $8,852 average in-state tuition
Duke University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $40,665 average out-state tuition; $40,665 average in-state tuition
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Four or more years; Public; $13,543 average out-state tuition; $5,970 average in-state tuition
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Four or more years; Public; $18,342 average out-state tuition; $7,337 average in-state tuition
University of Florida
Four or more years; Public; $25,276 average out-state tuition; $4,060 average in-state tuition
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Four or more years; Public; $27,230 average out-state tuition; $9,746 average in-state tuition
Michigan Technological University
Four or more years; Public; $25,710 average out-state tuition; $12,615 average in-state tuition

Forestry Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration $8,000 December 31, 2016
Williamson Scholarship for Excellence In Agriculture $5,000 February 01, 2017
Garden Club of America Award in Coastal Wetland Studies $5,000 January 15, 2017
Albert A. Off Scholarship $4,000 February 01, 2017
CREW Chicago Scholarship Up to $3,000 October 31, 2016
Howard Nemerov Writing Scholarship $3,000 January 15, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - University of Portland $3,000 April 01, 2017
Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Scholarship $2,000 December 31, 2016
Hillis D. and Esther M. Wickizer Scholarship $2,000 February 01, 2017
Regeneron Science Talent Search Up to $250,000 November 09, 2016