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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.



Ag drones: Drones soon will be buzzing busily over Oregon fields and forests

Michael Wing heads OSU’s Aerial Information Systems Laboratory, which plans to test the HoneyComb AgDrone for forestry and agricultural purposes later this year through a grant from Oregon BEST, a nonprofit that supports clean technology innovation. The team recently received FAA approval to use the AgDrone, and Wing said the team plans to do flights for grass seed analysis in July.

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.”

Event Calendar


CoF Fall Clubs Day

Are you looking for a way to become more involved? Would you like to make new friends, participate in conferences and workshops and develop leadership and teamwork skills?…

Linda Caudill, Managing Director of Wood-Based Composites

Formerly with Weyerhaeuser Company, Linda effectively provides a bridge between the academic and industrial partners of the WBC Center. She also helps students understand careers options in the…

CoF Monthly Coffee

Diverse Perspectives in Forestry Group (DPFG) is hosting the monthly coffee event for…

Employer Information Night

Please stop by 256 Peavy Hall for an Employer Information Session with Plum Creek.  Refreshments will be provided.  SIGN UP FOR THIS SESSION PRIOR TO EVENT IN STUDENT SERVICES…

Employer Information Night

Interested in learning more about opportunities with Peace Corps? Stop by Peavy 272 and talk with Peace Corp Representative Scot Roskelley. http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/learn/meet/events/20989/  …