Forestry and Natural Resources Undergraduate Program
The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, generates new knowledge by conducting research, and provides extension and outreach programs in the field of natural resources management and engineering and environmental science.
The 580-acre Fenton Tract is the largest continguous parcel of the UConn Forest. It is located east of campus along the Fenton River. The forest communities range from 30 to 110 years in age. Currently the Fenton Tract and other forest parcels are managed by the Natural Resources Management and Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut.
Trails run through environmentally sensitive areas of the UConn Forest and are not suitable for all types of trail use. These trails include the Nipmuck Trail (hiking), Forest Management Demonstration Trail (hiking), many others designated for multiple use (hiking, biking, horseback riding, etc.
UConn Soil and Water Conservation Society
The UConn Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is a student club open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The UConn-SWCS promotes the wise use of soil, water and related natural resources in Connecticut through advocacy, professional development, and public education.
Forestry and Wildlife Club Members of the Forestry and Wildlife Club include students from a number of different majors who share an interest in the outdoors and natural resources. Activities include hiking, beekeeping, sweet apple cider-making, kayaking, trail maintenance, wood duck box maintenance, and care of the Uconn forest.