Dr. Stephen Sparrow, Interim Dean & Director
SNRE is the academic home of the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, the northernmost agricultural experiment station in the United States. School of Natural Resources and Extension, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
Their combined mission is to provide programs in research, education and outreach that address the science and management of the natural resources of Alaska and the circumpolar North. Our programs include the biological and physical sciences as well as the social sciences. This unique combination lets us explore the sustainable management of natural resources from the ecological and human perspective.
Our degree program allows students to pursue a degree in natural resources management. The research focus is broad, as reflected by our faculty whose profiles you will find here. Their interests include basic and applied research in ecosystems, forest and soil science, traditional agriculture and forestry, horticulture, community development related to planning, policy, and economics and recreation management.
The range of clients who look to us for assistance is as broad as our research and education programs suggest. State and federal agencies that look to us for assistance include the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. We also work with farmers and ranchers, foresters, recreation managers, school districts, community planners and the oil and gas industry in an extensive outreach program.
Stephen Sparrow, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Natural Resources and Extension
Interim Director, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station