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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 orange poop is part of a new public information campaign from the Oregon State University College of Forestry and local veterinarians aimed at bringing awareness to the amount of waste that — in addition to being unsightly and smelly — is causing potential ecological problems.(more)

Michael Paul Nelson, College of Forestry Professor of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, co-wrote this opinion piece on the intrinsic value of nature.(more)

A hefty donation from a California lumber company has pushed Oregon State University closer to its fundraising goal for the Oregon Forest Science Complex. The $6 million gift from Sierra Pacific Industries, one of the nation’s largest lumber producers, will go toward the construction of a 20,000... (more)

“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)

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CoF Fall Clubs Day

Are you looking for a way to become more involved? Would you like to make new friends, participate in conferences and workshops and develop leadership and teamwork skills?…

Linda Caudill, Managing Director of Wood-Based Composites

Formerly with Weyerhaeuser Company, Linda effectively provides a bridge between the academic and industrial partners of the WBC Center. She also helps students understand careers options in the…

CoF Monthly Coffee

Diverse Perspectives in Forestry Group (DPFG) is hosting the monthly coffee event for…

Forestry Executive Committee Meeting

The FEC Meetings are open to any College of Forestry member. However, there are occasional agenda topics which are titled "Executive Session." The Executive sessions are only open to…

Employer Information Night

Please stop by 256 Peavy Hall for an Employer Information Session with Plum Creek.  Refreshments will be provided.  SIGN UP FOR THIS SESSION PRIOR TO EVENT IN STUDENT SERVICES…