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Welcome to the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, where we are training the next generation of leaders. The future is clearly in the hands of our students.

We are proud of our rich history in this college, yet we seek to see the future and the role of our academic disciplines in addressing the most pressing issues facing society. Natural resources and the environment must be front and center as the world population increases.

Our heritage in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, wood science, and geography provides us a strong foundation for student learning and faculty research and engagement. Our faculty members are considered some of the very best in North America. And we benefit from diverse and allied disciplines at Virginia Tech, a Research I Classification University.

Looking forward, we vision to grow the comprehensive nature of the college with initiatives in water, coastal ecology, sustainability, geospatial sciences, biomaterials, and packaging science.

With the great working relationships among our college leadership team, faculty, staff, and students, we are clearly inventing our future.

Warm regards,


Paul M. Winistorfer, Ph.D.

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Office Location/Address

324 Cheatham Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Assistant to the Dean

  •     Headshot of Arlice K. Banks
  • Arlice K. Banks
  • Executive Assistant
  • (540) 231-7051
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment
    324 Cheatham Hall (0324)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

Celebrate with Us

Read the Summer Newsmagazine

    CNRE Newsmagazine Spring 2017

Select a Major

We have 11 majors for you to choose from with over 10 options to specialize in. Select yours now and join us in bringing the future to nature.