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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 Defreeses can always be counted on to provide woodland owners, ranchers and anyone else in the community with thoughtful, insightful, well-reasoned and knowledgeable input on any of a host of land management interests or concerns," said Bob Parker, the Baker County Oregon State University (... (more)

“For 60 years, formaldehyde off-gassing has been an issue with urea-formaldehyde, the most common adhesive used in a particleboard and fiberboard,” said Fred Kamke, OSU professor of wood science and engineering and director of the Green Building Materials Lab, an Oregon BEST Lab on the OSU... (more)

Mark Harmon, professor and holder of the Richardson Chair in the Oregon State College of Forestry, spoke about the afterlife of trees at the Corvallis Science Pub. “I was interested in decomposition when I was a kid for some reason,” Harmon said. “As I got older, I realized that that was a field... (more)

The commission’s consideration has caught the attention of many across the state, including scientists at Oregon State University. Among them is professor Michael Nelson, who helped draft a letter to the ODFW commission in an effort to have them reconsider their suggestion. Michael Nelson is... (more)

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BEE Fall Seminar: Catalina Segura, Department of Forest Engineering at OSU

Please join Biological & Ecological Engineering and The Conservation Biology Institute for their Fall 2015 Seminar Series: Updates from Corvallis Climate Change Research Community Tuesday, December…

CoF Monthly Coffee

The Computing group is hosting the monthly coffee for…

Natural Resources Virtual Career Fair

Join us as we partner industry representatives with students looking for jobs and internships in the Natural Resources field. Students register here and employers …

Government & Public Service Virtual Career Fair

Join us as we partner industry representatives with students looking for jobs and internships in the Government & Public Services field. Students register here and…

Stimson Lumber Information Session

Representatives from Stimson Lumber will be visiting campus to talk about current company opportunities and career paths. Make sure to stop by and bring your resume! …