The S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at USU:

  • Promotes scholarship and creativity in discovery, synthesis, and transfer of knowledge for the mutual sustainability of ecosystems and human communities in Utah, our country, and the world.
  • Encourages critical thinking and collaborative problem solving through debate and constructive criticism while ensuring open exchange and respect for the values and opinions of others.
  • Engages a high-quality, diverse and creative faculty, staff and student community, who collectively integrate the biological, physical and social sciences, and who constantly expand their knowledge and skills.
  • Educates natural resource and environmental professional and others interested in healthy ecosystems and their value for future generations.




The S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources will be a leader in discovery, innovative and lifelong learning to promote healthy, diverse and enduring ecosystems upon which human communities depend.




Bringing people and ideas together for healthy and enduring ecosystems.



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