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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


“Though it is well-known that closed-canopy forests tend to be cooler than open areas, little is known about more subtle temperature differences between mature forest types,” said Sarah Frey, postdoctoral scholar in the OSU College of Forestry and lead author on the study. “We found that the... (more)

The amount of carbon stored in tree trunks, branches, leaves and other biomass — what scientists call “aboveground live carbon” — is determined more by timber harvesting than by any other environmental factor in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, according to a report published by researchers... (more)

Research by Michael Nelson of Oregon State University shows overwhelming support for having wolves on Isle Royale, even if that involves intervention.(more)

The Spring issue of Focus on Forestry includes articles on fire, guitars, students, and more!(more)

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Computing Workshop: R: Use ggplot2 to Create Graphics

Learn to make graphics in R with the ggplot2 package.  In the first half of the workshop learn the basic terminology of ggplot2 as you create exploratory graphics. …

“Brewed Awakenings” International Coffee

All CoF Students are encouraged to attend our International Coffee event—come chat with faculty, international visitors and researchers, past student travelers, and learn about where CoF students and…

Computing Workshop: Formatting Your Thesis in MS-Word: How to Win the Battle

Topics include: Page numbering,  Table of Contents, List of Tables and List of Figures, Page layout settings, Section breaks, Creating custom styles, Mixing portrait and landscape pages in same document.…

Climate Change and Adaptation in Oregon’s Blue Mountains: Does it Matter if People Think Climate Change is Human Caused?

Seminar by Dr. Joel Hartter, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program University of Colorado…

Successional and disturbance dynamics in the southern Blue Mountains

PhD Dissertation, James (Jim) Johnston candidate for PhD in Forest Science with Dr. Norm Johnson and Dr. John Bailey…