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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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“People have deeply rooted values that are affected by fires,” said Chad Kooistra, who led the analysis as a Ph.D. student in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. “Wildfires are a very salient issue, even months or years after a fire. People who live nearby or go to that area for...(more)


A new paper published in a recent issue of the journal Ecological Applications by Matthew Reilly, while he was a scientist at Oregon State University, says the best way to avoid catastrophic fires may be to allow low- and moderate-severity fires to just burn. "There's a push for restoration...(more)


The results of a limited entry system at Obsidian Trail and Pamelia Lake have been positive, said Troy Hall, an Oregon State University professor who has tracked environmental conditions at Obsidian. “I’ve actually been surprised,” Hall said. “It’s pretty similar now to what it was 20 years ago...(more)


Oregon State University College of Forestry is constructing its new headquarters entirely out of engineered wood products. It will the first in the U.S. to use a “rocking wall” seismic design so it can survive a major earthquake.(more)

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Calendar/Events


04Jan2018

University Budget Conversations

University Budget Conversations is an informal forum open to all Oregon State University students and employees. The goals of the forums are to answer questions and gain insights from…
10Jan2018

Special Seminar: Unparalleled conservation opportunity: indigenous lands and large scale conservation of Amazon forest, the Kayapo

Unparalleled conservation opportunity: indigenous lands and large-scale conservation of Amazon forest, the Kayapo Dr. Barbara Zimmerman - Director Kayapo Project, International Conservation Fund Canada, Environmental Defense Fund    Over…
17Jan2018

Forestry Executive Committee Meeting

The Forestry Executive Committee Meeting is open to all students, faculty and staff, and we welcome your participation! To suggest a future topic for FEC to consider, or to…
18Jan2018

Forestry Leadership Speaker Series

Dr. C. Rhett Jackson, Professor of Hydrology, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia All are welcome to participate in the public presentations!…
27Jan2018

Willamette Valley Bird Symposium

https://willamettevalleybirds.org/ An annual, day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds. Highlights: Special keynote lecture…