College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR)

The College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR) is one of the 11 degree-granting units of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). As the Philippines’s oldest and finest academic institution of higher learning in forestry, its strength lies on its top-caliber faculty members, competent research, extension, and professional staff, and dedicated administrative personnel spread in its four academic departments – the Forest biological Sciences, Forest Products and Paper Science, Social Forestry and Forest Governance and the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, and to its support units as well.

Highlights

CFNR is the top-performing forestry school in the country. It averaged a passing rate of 99.06% in the Forester Licensure Examination for the last five years.

Its BS Forestry degree program is certified by the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance and is consistently recognized as a Center of Excellence (COE) in Forestry Education by CHED in the years 2000-2005, 2009-2012, 2012-2015 and 2016-2018.

The College manages the Mount Makiling Forest Reserve, a 4,000 hectare biodiversity hotspot, which serves as a living and learning laboratory for students. It was declared an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2013.

Research

The College implements collaborative and interdisciplinary research, development, and extension programs in integrated natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration and climate change, geo-spatial technology, forest biotechnology, environmental forestry, agroforestry, sustainable forest products utilization, forest policies, mountain ecosystems development, and social forestry and governance. It has embarked on nanotechnology research (nanocellulose research and nanofiber electrospinning) and on studies on industrial tree plantation species (ITIPS) for biopolymer applications.

Public Service

CFNR’s public service activities include watershed protection campaigns, eco-school projects, technology demonstrations, annual youth summer programs, park interpretation and visitor services, roving seminars on conserving MMFR, livelihood profiling, IEC programs, educators’ fora and community linkaging, among others.

Degree Programs

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF)

Graduate

  • Master in Forestry (MF)
  • Master of Science in Forestry (MSF)
  • Master of Science in Natural Resources Conservation (MSNRC)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Forestry

College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR)

Office of the Dean, College of Forestry and Natural Resources
Ground Floor, CFNR Administration Building, Martin Reyes St.
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna, Philippines 4031