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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

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

22Aug2016

Biochar 2016

The conference will be held at Oregon State University's CH2MHill Alumni Center August 22nd-25th, 2016. The conference aims to bring together stakeholders in the applied biochar…
18Oct2016

SAF Job Fair

Each year, the OSU student chapter of the Society of American Foresters sponsors a job fair. Employers representing various segments of the forestry, recreation, renewable materials, and natural…