About Us

The School of Natural Resources (SNR) at the University of Missouri is Missouri’s and the Midwest’s only school with a comprehensive natural resources program. SNR, a division of the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is one of the leading educational institutions in the nation emphasizing an integrated approach to natural resource management.

SNR, housed in the Anheuser-Busch Natural Resource Building, is noted for small classes, hands-on student research opportunities, active student organizations, high-tech classrooms, personalized advising and strong professional orientation.

The three degree focal areas integrate land, animal, atmospheric and water resources with social sciences. Deliberate linkage between natural and human systems better understanding of interactions between natural resources and society, which promotes sustainable management and conservation of natural resources for future generations:

Research expertise in the school focuses on some of the most important issues in our world today:

  • Climate science
  • Water resources
  • Health and environment
  • Soil science
  • Wildlife science
  • Forestry/agroforestry

SNR is proud to partner on initiatives with many state and federal agencies, including the Missouri Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Agricultural Research Services and the U.S. Geological Survey. The school is a cooperative unit of both the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.

Hands-on laboratories in the school include vast outdoor research centers dedicated to agroforestry, natural resource management, forest management and wildlife management. SNR is also home to unique, integrated research initiatives, such as

Strategic Plan

Download the 2018-2023 strategic plan (PDF)