Forestry & Natural Resources at Columbia College


Located on 285 acres of mixed conifer forest, oak woodland, and chaparral, in the central foothills of the
Sierra Nevada; Columbia College is the perfect
setting to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary for a career in Natural
Resources Management. Students in the Forestry and Natural Resources Program gain valuable experience amongst campus features, such as the experimental forest, San Diego reservoir, gold rush
mines, wetlands, limestone marble rock
formations, and the astronomical observatory. Our field station, the High
Sierra Institute at Baker Station, near Sonora Pass, offers convenient Summer access to the crest and East side of the Sierra Nevada. Columbia’s close proximity to world-class field study sites; such as Yosemite National Park, the Stanislaus National Forest, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, the Emigrant Wilderness, and the Stanislaus and Tuolumne
rivers; provides further exciting outdoor learning opportunities. The Forestry and Natural
Resources Department is well-stocked with the modern technology and equipment essential for developing skills in wildlife and watershed
management, forestry, forest surveying, timber harvesting, GPS mapping, soil resources management, and fire fuels management. A wide variety of exciting career paths awaits students who complete our Forestry and Natural Resources
Program. So get outdoors!

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