College of Forestry News

On June 1, Chris Johns will lecture with OSU Distinguished Professor of Ecology Bill Ripple for the OSU Alumni Association’s Travel Talk webcast series. They will present on “Yellowstone Storytelling Through Art and Science,” 5:30-6:30.

“They will deliver a presentation about TEK and what the White House is doing on these efforts, followed by a public listening session that they will conduct at the summit,” said Lara Jacobs, a graduate student in forestry and co-founder and chair of Oregon State’s Traditional Ecological Knowledg

Bird species that live in wooded areas are under stress from human-caused changes to forest composition, according to new research led by Oregon State University that quantifies the effects of forest “degradation” on bird habitat.

Research by the Oregon State University College of Forestry suggests a way for forest managers to reduce the costs associated with managing older Douglas-fir stands.

Federal spending legislation recently signed into law includes funding for a professional certification program for mass timber design.

Research on the ground following two large wildfires in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range showed the vast majority of carbon stored in trees before the blazes was still there after the fires.

The Oregon Legislature’s 2022 session ended with approval of several key Oregon State University initiatives, including conversion of the Elliott State Forest in southwestern Oregon into an OSU-managed research forest.

“Over the last handful of years, California and western Oregon have experienced their largest and most destructive wildfires ever recorded,” said Hawkins, a postdoctoral researcher in the OSU College of Forestry.

As people have turned to hobbies like reading and outdoor recreation to fill their days during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent research from Oregon State University found that engagement in leisure activities can help lower the risk of depression and improve mental well-being.

Research led by Oregon State University shows that fires are more likely to burn their way into national forests than out of them.