Natural Resources & the Environment

UCAHNRA Board Member Headshots

UCAHNRA Board Supports College, Connects Alumni

The CAHNR Alumni Board, UCAHNRA, helps the College realize its strategic vision and fosters inclusive community

Where do Mallards Nest and Raise Ducklings in a Region Full of People?

Tracy Rittenhouse will perform novel research to improve understanding of how mallards live in Connecticut's diverse areas through a grant from CT DEEP.

Smiling female student sitting in the grass

My CAHNR Summer: Khadija Shaikh Applies Passion for Environmental Justice and State Trails

Shaikh and partners are helping develop the go-to resource for Connecticut’s outdoors

Smiling girl with cow

My CAHNR Summer: Megan Davenport Grows as an Agricultural Educator

Through her internship with UConn Extension, Megan Davenport '22 (CAHNR) is sharing her love of agriculture with the community

Smiling young woman sitting with sheep

My CAHNR Summer: Sara Tomis Helps Others Learn About Agriculture with UConn Extension

During her summer break, Sara Tomis ‘22 is promoting agricultural literacy in several UConn Extension programs

A big brown bat - one of the species common in Connecticut - stops for a drink. Researchers have found that areas of woodland with recently cut trees are popular habitats for bats.

Young Forests are Preferred Summer Vacation Destinations for Bats

Recently cut forest spaces suit bats more than long-established woods

CAHNR Dean Indrajeet Chaubey Wins John Deere Gold Medal

This medal recognizes lifetime achievement in agricultural engineering that produces new concepts, products, art, or science.

aerial shot of female on horseback on top of expansive hill

Happy Trails on Horsebarn Hill

Take a ride along one of UConn's most iconic spots and learn some of its history at the same time

Aiden Barry '19 (CAHNR), lead author of the study, in a drowning salt marsh on the Connecticut coast.

Learning How Salt Marsh Plants May Signal Carbon Capture Capacity

Learning how the composition of salt marshes can predict their ability to serve as reservoirs for carbon

UConn Forestry crew hauling pine boards out of the forest

Homegrown Conservation Projects Underway, Courtesy of the UConn Forest

How a couple of fallen trees led to a dynamic opportunity for Connecticut students