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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 amazing diversity of colors produced by molds and other fungi can vary regionally, says Sara Robinson, a researcher at Oregon State University. Blues and greens are prevalent in the Pacific Northwest, whereas oranges are more common in the Amazon. But the raison d’être of this rainbow of... (more)

Catalina Segura is an assistant professor in the FERM department.  She grew up in Bogotá, Columbia and came to OSU in 2013.  She says "the forest sector is very male dominated and still is. I’m one of the few females in the department. But it’s so much more inclusive than where I came from."(more)

“We’re excited about another top global ranking that recognizes the breadth and depth of our research and teaching, and our great partnership with the College of Agricultural Sciences,” said Thomas Maness, dean of OSU’s College of Forestry. “It’s very satisfying to see the excellence of our... (more)

The late Dr. Hal Salwasser has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Society of American Foresters (OSAF). The posthumous award was given to his wife Janine and daughter Kaija on April 30 at the OSAF Annual Meeting in Eugene. Dr. Salwasser received the award for his lifetime... (more)

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National Get Outdoors Day

The third annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 30th, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Peavy Arboretum.  This free event is hosted by OSU…

Computing Workshop: Excel - Functions and Features in Depth

Topics covered in this 2-hour workshop: Lookup and Reference Functions, Other Advanced Functions, Quick Analysis Tool, Macros, Formula Auditing, Tips and Tricks.  Location: 240 Peavy  …

Thesis Defense: Raul Dancé, "Interconnectedness of Forest Ecosystem Services, Environmental Corporate Impacts, and Corporate Social Responsibility Activities in the Amazon Rainforest"

The main goal of this research was to analyze the CSR Sustainability Reports of the top 21 corporations in Latin America linked with the four commodities associated with…

Thesis Defense: Danny Way, "Proof of Concept for a Three-Dimensional Molded Core Wood-Strand Sandwich Panel"

Sandwich composites are typically produced from two high strength facings bonded to a lower strength, lightweight core. Sandwich design has proven to be efficient for applications demanding high…