The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE). The college is the home of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, which produces this blog.
The college’s origins trace to 1925, when Virginia Tech (known at the time as Virginia Polytechnic Institute, or VPI) hired its first professor of forestry. From that starting point, major milestones include the following:
1976 – creation of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences;
1992 – creation of the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources;
2000 – renaming as the College of Natural Resources;
2010 – renaming as the College of Natural Resources and Environment.
The Water Resources Research Center joined the college in 2005. As of 2017, the college’s departments are Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Geography, and Sustainable Biomaterials.
The college will hold its 25th anniversary celebration on Sep. 15-16, 2017, in Blacksburg. For more information, visit https://cnre.vt.edu/events/25years/index.html; phone (540) 231-5482; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.