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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


Short of paving over forests or lining the trees with asbestos, you will not be able to "fire-proof" a forest. However, despite assertions to the contrary, it is entirely possible to create fire-... (more)

Two OSU forest scientists, Denis Lavender and Richard Hermann, wrote “Douglas-fir.” Both received Ph.Ds. from Oregon State in botany and went on to conduct research on the species through the OSU Forest Research Lab until they retired.(more)

Three Oregon State University faculty members have been named 2014 fellows of the American Geophysical Union. They are the only three fellows in this class from the state of Oregon. The three selected as fellows were Edward Brook and Gary Egbert from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric... (more)

When the EPA dismisses members of the media, it is dismissing the public—the people the agency is supposed to serve, said Michael Nelson, a professor of environmental ethics at Oregon State University.(more)

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Rural Living Field Day

Rural Living Field Day is a fun event for rural landowners. The event features speakers addressing a wide variety of issues that face rural homeowners, farmers,…

Benton Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

Tour the family forest of Mike & Molly Albrecht see the work they have done to bring productivity back to a site harvested before their ownership and how…

2014 Land Stewards Program

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program. This is an 11-week…

Provost's Welcome Breakfast for all new employees

All new employees hired after September 19, 2013 are invited to join Provost Sabah Randhawa for this event held on the Club Level of Reser Stadium.  Registration is required. …

University Day

Celebrating the people and achievements of OSU is what University Day is all about!  Join in the celebration at University Day 2014 on Thursday, September 18…