Like the symbiosis of mycelium and tree roots, the Forestry Crew is a perfect arc between academics and work on-campus. To fulfill the College’s Forest Plan, students work closely with Forest Manager and Crew Supervisor Shawn Swartz to perform silvicultural maintenance, conduct research and inventory, and produce non-timber forest products.
See the Forest Through the Trees
Students on the Forestry Crew are exposed to situations and gain skills as diverse as our forest. From timber felling, prescribed fire, and exotic invasive species control to crafting non-timber forest products, planting understory medicinal plants, and conducting research, students are well-equipped with the skills, knowledge, and systems-thinking to launch their career or graduate school.