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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

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.

Drones' New Mission: Save the Forests

The future of these forests—and those around the world—may depend on new technologies like those being developed in forestry professor Michael Wing’s Lab at Oregon State University.

Student Feature: Jessica Kessinger

Pursuing a dual degree in forest engineering and international studies, Jessica Kessinger is currently an undergraduate in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry. Read more about her international experiences!

Event Calendar

28Apr2016

The Future of Pastoralism in an Era of Rapid Change

8am-12:30pm Leading thinkers in collaborative conservation from Kenya and the US West will address social and ecological challenges confronting pastoralists and their communities and identify models for…
05May2016

Climate Change and Adaptation in Oregon’s Blue Mountains: Does it Matter if People Think Climate Change is Human Caused?

Seminar by Dr. Joel Hartter, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program University of Colorado…
10May2016

Successional and disturbance dynamics in the southern Blue Mountains

PhD Dissertation, James (Jim) Johnston candidate for PhD in Forest Science with Dr. Norm Johnson and Dr. John Bailey…
21May2016

National Get Outdoors Day

The fourth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 21st, 2016 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU…