College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

About Us

The Environment and Human Welfare

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) addresses biological, social, and economic challenges associated with protecting natural resources and the environment.

CNR's undergraduate academic programs teach students how to ensure economic and ecological sustainability for future generations.

Research Fields at CNR

  • Conservation
  • Environmental and agricultural economics
  • Environmental policy, law, and justice
  • Entomology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Fire
  • Forestry
  • Microbial biology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Nutrition
  • Plant genetics and biology
  • Toxicology and virology

Departments and Programs

CNR is home to 4 departments and 16 interdisciplinary research centers and facilities. It also hosts the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program, a program in resource management for international students.

Annual Events


CNR is located on the northwest corner of the main UC Berkeley campus.