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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

News


“We know we need to learn to live with fire. And when we add climate change to the equation, all signs point to urgent shifts in policies and philosophies of fire in our natural and built landscapes,” said Meg Krawchuk, co-author on the report and an assistant professor in the College of...(more)


“We are successfully competing on the international stage,” said Thomas Maness, dean of the College of Forestry. “The college has developed a global reputation for groundbreaking work in forest products and forest ecosystems. We attract students from around the world because our research focuses...(more)


“Large fires can have significant social and economic costs, but they are also playing an important role in the ecology of our forests,” said Matthew Reilly, lead author and a post-doctoral researcher in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.(more)


Bill Ripple is co-author on a new publication out in BioScience, titled "A New Dog". To find out how gray wolves might be affected by eating more people food, Thomas Newsome, an evolutionary biologist at the Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and his colleagues examined studies of what’s...(more)

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Calendar/Events


02May2017

The Songs of the Trees, David George Haskell

Over several years David Haskell (author of the award-winning book The Forest Unseen) visited a dozen trees, sitting with each to listen to its story. The trees are…
05May2017

Forestry Executive Committee Meeting

The Forestry Executive Committee Meeting is held the first Friday of each month and is open to all students, faculty and staff, and we welcome your participation! To…
08May2017

Thesis Defense: Byrne Miyamoto

Western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) is a conifer that is native to Oregon, California, Washington, Nevada, and Idaho. Juniper is known to have highly decay resistant heartwood and is…
17May2017

Starker Lecture Series

The Capstone Field Trip will explore local areas that are impacted by recreationists, public and private land owners and the relationships between them.…
02Jun2017

Forestry Executive Committee Meeting

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