The forestry community

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As a forestry student, you will soon learn that the School of Forestry is a close-knit community. Get involved with others who have a shared passion for the environment. 

Forestry clubs and organizations

If you’re looking to get more involved within the university’s forestry community, check out our forestry clubs and organizations.

Forestry Club

Are you interested in forestry, ecology, botany, and the environment? Get to know fellow forestry peers in the Northern Arizona University Forestry Club.

Xi Sigma Pi

Xi Sigma Pi is a national forestry honor society which exists to foster scholarship in forestry students. Xi Sigma Pi was founded in 1908 at the University of Washington as an honor society meant to recognize excellence among students of traditional forest management. The Alpha Pi Chapter of Northern Arizona University was formed in 1975.

Logging Sports

We are Northern Arizona University’s true lumberjacks, reflecting the roots of traditional forestry practices through Logging Sports.

NAU SAFE Chapter

The Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE) is a national student chapter affiliated with the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE), and works to promote the application of fire ecology through science and education. NAU SAFE can be found on facebook or contacted via email at

Graduate Student Association

The Forestry Graduate Student Association (FGSA) provides a forum for forestry graduate students to interact with one other, as well as faculty and staff.

You can also find a complete list of graduate students in our graduate student directory

Centennial campout

Upon admission, you will be encouraged to attend our annual fall weekend Forestry Centennial Campout. Here, you will get to know your professors, meet new students and explore your “new classroom”—the 47,500 acre NAU Centennial Forest.  Orientation information will be sent to you upon acceptance. For more information on the campout, or to RSVP, contact Marisol Holder

Forestry learning community: The tree house

No, our students don’t really live in a tree house. But a group of 30 freshman forestry majors do live together in Reilly Hall—and together they share common academic and extra-curricular activities--forming our tree house learning community.