2002-2003 UAF Catalog
Colleges and Schools
Graduates of the School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management use their academic training to facilitate the wise management of Alaska's land-based renewable resources. The undergraduate programs at the school lead to a bachelor of science degree in natural resources management with options in resources; plant, animal and soil sciences; and forestry. The forestry option, leading to the student's first professional degree in forestry, is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). SAF is recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation, and its successor organization, as the specialized accrediting agency for forestry in the United States.
Research is conducted through the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, with facilities in Fairbanks and Palmer, and through the Forest Soils Laboratory in Fairbanks. SALRM's courses and programs were developed in close cooperation with many university units, local, state and federal agencies and private industry. Through these cooperative arrangements, students are provided with opportunities for field work and/or internships in the management degree options listed above, as well as in the areas of outdoor recreation, water resources management, park and wilderness management, geographic information systems and research planning and administration.