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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


BEE Fall Seminar: Catalina Segura, Department of Forest Engineering at OSU

Please join Biological & Ecological Engineering and The Conservation Biology Institute for their Fall 2015 Seminar Series: Updates from Corvallis Climate Change Research Community Tuesday, December…

CoF Monthly Coffee

The Computing group is hosting the monthly coffee for…

Quantification of Ecological Change Using Repeat Photography and Ground Based LIDAR

Jonathan Batchelor MS Thesis Defense, candidate for MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society…

The Effects of Road Noise on Pacific Chorus Frog Communication

Danielle Nelson MS Thesis Defense, candidate for MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society…

Natural Resources Virtual Career Fair

Join us as we partner industry representatives with students looking for jobs and internships in the Natural Resources field. Students register here and employers …