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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
“It’s going to be a really modern, state of the art building made of all natural, sustainable materials, and we’re really going to feature sustainability in the construction of it and in the operation of the building,” said Thomas Maness, dean of OSU’s College of Forestry.(more)
Large carnivores, the really scary animals that are easy to hate, are on the decline worldwide. That has led to numerous changes to ecosystems, William Ripple of Oregon State University in Corvallis and colleagues noted in Science last year. When carnivores are removed from an ecosystem (or... (more)
Tall-wood construction in the U.S. could soon get the traction it needs to influence the building codes, domestic material supply (or lack thereof), and safety concerns that are holding it back. Winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition were recently announced at a press... (more)
So what is cross-laminated timber, why is it a big deal and how much potential does it have to help revive Oregon's wood products industry? Cross-laminated timber is actually a large panel that is assembled from multiple layers of wood. The middle is made from lower-value wood with higher-value... (more)