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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

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

17Feb2016

"How to Answer The Difficult Interview Questions" workshop

Do unexpected interview questions stump you and throw you off your game? Carolyn Killefer (CDC) will spend some time walking you through what employers are REALLY looking for…
17Feb2016

Northwest Farm Credit Services

Northwest Farm Credit Services is a financial cooperative offering financing and related services to a wide range of sectors within the ag and forest products industries. …
18Feb2016

RAFWE

The Research Advances in Fisheries Wildlife…
18Feb2016

2016 Starker Lecture Series-Scott Stephens

     Many forests have been altered by 100 years of fire suppression and past harvesting which has increased their hazards and susceptibility to fires with intensities and severities…