The mission of the Arthur Temple
College of Forestry and Agriculture is to maintain excellence in
teaching, research and outreach to enhance the health and vitality
of the environment through sustainable management, conservation,
and protection of our forests and natural resources. This mission
consists of the following objectives:
is dedicated to comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education,
basic and applied research programs, and service.
In the educational
program, students receive classroom and field-based experiences
to prepare them for their professional careers. Academic courses
provide learning opportunities that encourage and inspire students
to approach forest resource, social and environmental issues in
a critical yet creative manner, identify and analyze key elements,
and articulate ethical solutions.
has a strong commitment to a research program that encourages
basic and applied studies in natural resource management, environmental
topics and social values. Although research projects are centered
predominantly in east Texas, the issues addressed and results
obtained often have national and international implications.
the mission, a service program provides professional expertise,
information and training. Practicing professionals, industrial
landowners, non-industrial landowners, public agencies, and society
in general are beneficiaries of these services.