Make friends. Get involved. The Division of Forestry and Natural Resources has a
number of student clubs and organizations to help you find your niche.
American Fisheries Society
The WVU Student Sub-Unit of the American Fisheries Society was formed in 2000. Their
mission is to provide a professional forum for fisheries students and faculty members
interested in fisheries pursuits. Prior to recognition by the parent chapter of
the American Fisheries Society (AFS), fisheries students were involved in the WVU
Wildlife and Fisheries Club. The fisheries students became interested in different
goals and pursuits than the wildlife group, which provided the impetus to form
a recognized AFS subunit at WVU.
Foster’s relationship building among ELM students; cultivates relationships between
ELMA students and professionals; and develops community support/volunteer skills
as an official WVU student association.
The student club for Wood Science and Technology or other interested students. FPS
is an international society of professionals in the wood products industry, government
agencies, and universities. The student chapter constructs various woodworking
projects for the benefit of the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources and
the Wood Science and Technology program.
This organization strives to promote and implement initiatives which foster inclusion
and advancement of members of ethnic/cultural groups underrepresented in agricultural
and natural resource sciences and related fields.
Professional Recreation and Parks Society
Mission Statement: – To provide students with information about job opportunities,
internships, scholarships, etc. through guest speakers, bimonthly meetings, emails
and other forms of communication. To provide services to the community—especially
in the Recreation field. To be fun! We cannot be all work and no play, after all,
we are recreationists!
To advance the science, technology, education, and practice of professional forestry
in America and to use the knowledge and skill of the profession to benefit society.
Student organization that is geared toward wildlife and fisheries majors to assist
their education with recreational and professional opportunities.
WVU Chapter of Society of Conservation Biology
The mission of the WVU Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology is to unite
and inspire members with a love for nature and wildlife. We will promote awareness
of global, regional, and local conservation issues and encourage participation
in conservation efforts by providing career and networking opportunities for members
as well as engaging the community through citizen science and hands-on activities.
WVU Student Society of Arboriculture & Urban Forestry
This organization educates and advises members to the science, technology, education
and practice of urban forestry, arboriculture and related fields and to use the
knowledge and skill of the profession to benefit the members and society.
WVU Timbersports Club
Student group that competes in timber sports activities. Open to any WVU student.
An honorary dedicated to securing and maintaining a high standard of scholarship
in forest resources management education, to work for the improvement of the forest
resource management profession, and to promote a fraternal spirit among those engaged
in activities related to the forest resources.
Want to see what other student organizations are available? A complete list of student organizations is available on the WVU Davis College website.