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The College of Forestry at Oregon State University is one of the world's premier education, research, and outreach institutions that focuses on broad areas related to forest resources.

We have been educating students for over 100 years, offering a breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for a variety of careers in the public and private sectors. Our programs are ranked among the very best in the world. Our world-class facilities, combined with remarkable access to local forests and wood products industries, makes us the educational program of choice for the best students.

Dean Maness’ message to prospective students


“We demonstrate that a lot of potential gain can be made at moderate increases in cost as you try to connect habitat areas,” said Claire Montgomery, a forest economist at Oregon State and one of the researchers on the project. “Looking at trade-offs between target species is something that no...(more)

An international team led by William Ripple, distinguished professor of ecology at Oregon State University, analyzed data on the IUCN Red List to reach their findings, which were published today in Royal Society Open Science, a professional journal.(more)

Such botanical behavior is natural, said Paul Ries, urban forestry specialist for the Oregon State University Extension Service. Evergreen conifers shed needles just as deciduous trees lose leaves; it just happens over a longer period of time.(more)

Dr. Bill Ripple made a discovery in the late 90s that shed some light on the unique roles of predators that has led to collaboration with researchers around the world. Ripple, now a Distinguished Professor and well known researcher, was just doing what comes naturally when he is curious. We call...(more)

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CoF Homecoming Tailgate Celebration

Save the date, more details to follow. Event will be held 2 hours before kick…

Peavy Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony

This event will take place 3 hours before game kick-off. More details to…

Forestry Executive Committee Meeting

The Forestry Executive Committee Meeting is held the first Friday of each month. The meeting is open to all students, faculty and staff, and we welcome your participation!…

DJ Spooky's "Heart of a Forest" Oregon Tour

New York based composer, artist and author Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky will take his high-energy performance of “Heart of a Forest” to four Oregon cities,…