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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


The Oregon State University Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program recently added four new members to the team, hiring for vacancies in timber harvesting and forest operations, Douglas Country extension agent,... (more)

Seeking a master’s degree in forest ecosystems and society under the guidance of Barb Lauchenbruch, Jamie Mosel is currently in her second year at the Oregon State University College Forestry. Originally from Minnesota, she received her undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College in history and... (more)

Bend’s Nicole Strong, an assistant professor at Oregon State University’s Forestry and Natural Resources Extension, is also an avid mountain biker. She notes that the tree removal and thinning project will actually accelerate a more sustainable forest by growing healthy old trees, improving... (more)

The HJ Andrews Forest LTER Program is pleased to announce a new promotional video created by film maker Jeremy Monroe titled "Without This Place". It highlights the importance of long-term research and the research findings of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest and Long-Term Ecological Research... (more)

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Simulation of slvicultural alternatives for ponderosa pine forest restoration

Seth Ayotte, MF Presentation Major Professor: Stephen…

Thesis Defense: Thanh Huynh

The objectives of this study are to use SAP2000 to investigate lateral load paths and system behavior in a modular, light-frame wood structure by investigating different foundation configurations…

Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into the Management of Alaska’s Kenai River Watershed

Capstone Seminar and Defense: Melissa Reilly, MNR Major Professor: Dr. David Turner…