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FERM Department Head Search

The College of Forestry at Oregon State University seeks a Department Head for the Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department. The College of Forestry is one of the world's premier education, research, and outreach institutions. We invite you to submit nominations or an application to join our leadership team and contribute to our mission focused on the relationship between healthy ecosystems, communities, people and businesses.

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. 

OSU professor wins forestry research award

Oregon State University College of Forestry Prof. Doug Maguire has received a research award from the Oregon Society of American Foresters (OSAF). Congratulations Doug!

Small headwater streams export surprising amounts of carbon out of Pacific Northwest forest

Scientists have tracked a higher-than-expected amount of carbon flowing out of a Pacific Northwest forest from month to month through a small headwater stream, suggesting that forested watersheds may not store quite as much carbon as previously thought.

Carbon stored in Pacific Northwest forests reflects timber harvest history

The amount of carbon stored in tree trunks, branches, leaves and other biomass — what scientists call “aboveground live carbon” — is determined more by timber harvesting than by any other environmental factor in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, according to a report published by researchers at Oregon State University. Harold Zald, research associate in the College of Forestry, is lead author of the paper published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management.

Drones' New Mission: Save the Forests

The future of these forests—and those around the world—may depend on new technologies like those being developed in forestry professor Michael Wing’s Lab at Oregon State University.

Student Feature: Jessica Kessinger

Pursuing a dual degree in forest engineering and international studies, Jessica Kessinger is currently an undergraduate in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry. Read more about her international experiences!

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.