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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.


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.



Rethinking wildfire

“We want to move forward with adaptive management,” says professor of silviculture John Bailey. “We need to use the best scientific information that we’ve developed about how to treat forests. Then monitor these treatments and adapt them based on what we’ve learned.”

Wildlife migration routes for multiple species can link conservation reserves at lower cost

“We demonstrate that a lot of potential gain can be made at moderate increases in cost as you try to connect habitat areas,” said Claire Montgomery, a forest economist at Oregon State and one of the researchers on the project. “Looking at trade-offs between target species is something that no one has done, as far as I know, in terms of corridor design.”

Oregon Forest Science Complex

As you may know, Oregon State University and the College of Forestry officially launched a $65 million initiative in January 2015 to build the Oregon Forest Science Complex (OFSC). Once completed in Spring 2018, the state-of-the-art facility will include an academic building and separate lab facility to provide current and future students with a transformative educational experience across a full range of degree programs. 

Event Calendar


M.S. Defense: Constraints to urban park visitation: Conceptual connections and spatial attributes for traditionally well-served and underserved residents

Jaclyn Rushing will present “Constraints to urban park visitation: Conceptual connections and spatial attributes for traditionally well-served and underserved residents” on Wednesday, December 20th at 1:00pm in Richardson…

Special Seminar: Unparalleled conservation opportunity: indigenous lands and large scale conservation of Amazon forest, the Kayapo

Unparalleled conservation opportunity: indigenous lands and large-scale conservation of Amazon forest, the Kayapo Dr. Barbara Zimmerman - Director Kayapo Project, International Conservation Fund Canada, Environmental Defense Fund    Over…

Forestry Leadership Speaker Series

Dr. C. Rhett Jackson, Professor of Hydrology, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia All are welcome to participate in the public presentations!…

Rural Living Day 2018 (Douglas Co.)

If you are a small acreage/rural property owner or considering a move to the country you won’t want to miss Rural Living Day 2018. This day long workshop…

Willamette Valley Bird Symposium

https://willamettevalleybirds.org/ An annual, day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds. Highlights: Special keynote lecture…