Each spring, Provost Sabah Randhawa invites OSU Academic Deans to nominate graduating seniors to speak at the Commencement Dinner hosted by President Ed Ray. This year’s senior is none other than the College of Forestry’s Todd Bertwell! Todd is a Forest Management student who was selected to speak out of every nomination University-wide. The College of Forestry is very proud. He will speak at the dinner on Saturday, June 15 about what Oregon State University has meant to him and his life. Congratulations, Todd!
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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.
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At the 2013 annual meeting of the Oregon Society of American Foresters (OSAF), Gary Batliner, a senior in forest management in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU), received the 2012-13 OSU Outstanding Student Award.
Meet Michael P. Nelson, Ruth H. Spaniol Chair of Renewable Resources and Lead Principal Investigator for the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. When Michael talks about his work, he mentions carcasses and cadavers to a startling degree — startling because Nelson is not a physician or a veterinarian or even a biologist. He’s a philosopher.
A new study out of Oregon State University suggests that overgrazing could be helping an invasive grass to flourish. That differs from previous studies that have found grazing can better manage that plant — cheatgrass — which threatens rangeland habitat. The invasive plant cheatgrass can increase the frequency and severity of rangeland fires. FES Department Head Paul Doescher is one of the study’s authors.
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