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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.


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.



OSU professor wins forestry research award

Oregon State University College of Forestry Prof. Doug Maguire has received a research award from the Oregon Society of American Foresters (OSAF). Congratulations Doug!

Small headwater streams export surprising amounts of carbon out of Pacific Northwest forest

Scientists have tracked a higher-than-expected amount of carbon flowing out of a Pacific Northwest forest from month to month through a small headwater stream, suggesting that forested watersheds may not store quite as much carbon as previously thought.

Carbon stored in Pacific Northwest forests reflects timber harvest history

The amount of carbon stored in tree trunks, branches, leaves and other biomass — what scientists call “aboveground live carbon” — is determined more by timber harvesting than by any other environmental factor in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, according to a report published by researchers at Oregon State University. Harold Zald, research associate in the College of Forestry, is lead author of the paper published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management.

Event Calendar


Annual Ring

You’re invited to join the College of Forestry community as we welcome the incoming undergraduate class of 2016!  This is a great opportunity to meet fellow new students…

College of Forestry Scavenger Hunt

Since the College is split up around campus, we thought our students should have an opportunity to see all the new office locations. And what better way to…

Clubs Day

Find out what's new on the College of Forestry Clubs scene! Students clubs will have informational tables available to answer questions about club activities, opportunities and…

SAF Job Fair

On behalf of the Oregon State University Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, we are pleased to invite you to the 2016 Annual SAF Job Fair. This…