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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

31May2016

Simulation of slvicultural alternatives for ponderosa pine forest restoration

Seth Ayotte, MF Presentation Major Professor: Stephen…
02Jun2016

Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into the Management of Alaska’s Kenai River Watershed

Capstone Seminar and Defense: Melissa Reilly, MNR Major Professor: Dr. David Turner…
23Jun2016

HJA Day at the Andrews Forest

HJA Day is the annual field gathering at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest and Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Site in Blue River, Oregon. The event features presentations and…