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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.

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Oregon State University’s annual Starker Lecture Series will focus this year on the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic tree – the Douglas-fir – which had its first major planting 100 years ago.(more)


Beverly Law, a specialist in global change biology at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, co-authored a study of megadroughts three years ago. It showed that a drought that affected the American West from 2000 to 2004 compared to conditions seen during the medieval megadroughts. But... (more)


Scientists for the first time have simultaneously compared widespread impacts from two of the most common forest insects in the West – mountain pine beetle and western spruce budworm. “This is the first time anyone has compared the impacts from these two insects in consistent units of change... (more)


Simply removing cattle may be all that is required to restore many degraded riverside areas in the American West, although this can vary and is dependent on local conditions. These are the findings of Jonathan Batchelor and William Ripple of Oregon State University in the US, lead authors of a... (more)

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Calendar/Events


06Mar2015

Forestry Executive Committee Meeting - Special Topic Discussion

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…
07Mar2015

Woodland Management

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  It serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager…
09Mar2015

Woodland Management

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered include: Getting Started:  Assessing your property and…
12Mar2015

Starker Lecture Series-Chad Oliver

As the science and values of Douglas-fir forests have greatly evolved and broadened, so too have the strategies and prescriptions for managing diverse forest ownerships and landscapes; this…
14Mar2015

Living on a Few Acres Conference

Attention rural landowners! Plan to attend this informative annual conference held on March 14, 2015 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. Improve your knowledge…