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Our Mission

To develop, communicate, and teach the science and engineering necessary for sustainable management of forest, land, and water resources to achieve economic, environmental, and social objectives.

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Our department comprises a unique group of specialists in forest management, engineering, biometrics, hydrology, forest health, and silviculture working to support decisions for sustainable forests. Our teaching and research emphasize all aspects of active forest management and restoration from regeneration through harvest for multiple land use objectives, including wood production and management for values other than wood.

 

FERM News

DeFazio vows support for Oregon drone industry

At a miniature airport for remote-controlled aircraft enthusiasts in Adair Village, Oregon’s 4th District congressman got a glimpse of some of the drones being used by Oregon State University’s Aerial Information Systems Laboratory, headed by associate professor Michael Wing.

New technology may speed up, build awareness of landslide risks

“A lot of people don’t think in geologic terms, so if they see a hill that’s been there for a long time, they assume there’s no risk,” said Ben Leshchinsky, a geotechnical engineer in the OSU College of Forestry. “And many times they don’t want to pay extra to have an expert assess landslide risks or do something that might interfere with their land development plans.”

The Amazon rainforest is drying out, and that could be a major carbon concern

“It’s well-established fact that a large part of Amazon is drying. We’ve been able to link that decline in precipitation to a decline in greenness over the last 10 years,” said Thomas Hilker, lead author of the study and forestry expert at Oregon State University.

Event Calendar

02Apr2015

Towards a Natural Forest

Premier screening of “Seeing the Forest,” a 30-minute documentary by Alan Honick of Seattle, chronicling how the Siuslaw National Forest survived after the spotted owl crisis. …
10Apr2015

Oregon Forest Pest Detectors

Do you want to help protect Oregon’s trees from invasive species? Become an Oregon Forest Pest Detector! This new course covers two invasive insects that threaten…
15Apr2015

MBA Information Session - Forestry

The MBA program invites the College of Forestry students and community to join the MBA team for an information session. We will cover admission requirements, application processes and…
16Apr2015

Starker Lecture Series-Ethan Martin

This lecture will highlight advanced wood products that are the latest innovation in building construction, including tall structures.  Products such as cross-laminated timbers (CLT) are flexible, strong, and…
22Apr2015

Peace Corps - Past, Present and Future

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you work directly with communities on their most pressing issues while gaining a competitive advantage in today's global economy with international experience, cross-cultural…