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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

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.”

The Amazon rainforest is drying out, and that could be a major carbon concern

“It’s well-established fact that a large part of Amazon is drying. We’ve been able to link that decline in precipitation to a decline in greenness over the last 10 years,” said Thomas Hilker, lead author of the study and forestry expert at Oregon State University.

Event Calendar

26Apr2015

Hydrophiles Water Research Symposium

A student-centric event that builds connections between students, professionals, and citizens of the Northwest with interests in freshwater resources. Our topics of interest span science, engineering, and policy as…
27Apr2015

WFGRS - Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium

The annual Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium (WFGRS), hosted by Oregon State University’s College of Forestry (COF), showcases current graduate student research. The purpose of this symposium is…
01May2015

CoF Open House

Welcome Moms and Family to the College of Forestry!  Please join us for an Open House and fun activities on Moms and Family…
02May2015

Oregon Woodland Cooperative Annual Meeting

Chuck Price Tree Farm near Gaston. Tours and discussion on how to add value to your tree farm.  All are welcome. Come see what…
14May2015

Starker Lecture Series-Capstone Field Trip

This field trip will explore the changing role of Douglas-fir in culture, processing and design with visits to local managed forests, a wood products research and testing lab,…