Public invited to attend Fire Summit in Portland March 2

Wildfire scientists, land managers and policy leaders from across the West will convene in Portland on March 1-2 to consider steps to reduce the impacts of catastrophic fire in Western states, and a limited number of seats are available to the public on March 2.

OSU to discuss Elliott State Forest with State Land Board

OSU has been asked by state Treasurer Tobias Read to engage in discussions with the State Land Board regarding options to retain public ownership of the Elliott State Forest.

Even short-duration heat waves could lead to failure of coffee crops

“Hot coffee” is not a good thing for java enthusiasts when it refers to the impact on plants beset by the high-temperature stress that this century is likely to bring.

Bushmeat hunting threatens mammal populations and ecosystems, poses food security threat

The decline of more than 300 species of animals poses a food security threat for millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America.

Swiss needle cast disease intensifies in the Oregon Coast Range

Over the last decade, a fungal disease known as Swiss needle cast has intensified within the Douglas-fir forests of the Oregon Coast Range.

Forest corridors prove critical to biodiversity and pollination success in the tropics

As tropical forests become broken up by roads, farms and other developments, corridors of trees provide vital pathways for pollinators and contribute to a diversity of plant species.

OSU ranked third nationally in best places to study natural resources

Oregon State University is ranked third by College Factual in its ranking of “Best Places to Study Natural Resources and Conservation.”

OSU's statewide programs meet more needs with legislature's support

OSU’s three statewide public service programs received a boost from the Oregon legislature with $14 million additional funds.

Insect-killed forests pose no additional likelihood of wildfire

An analysis of wildfire extent in Oregon and Washington over the past 30 years shows very little difference in the likelihood of fires in forests with and without insect damage.

Legislature approves bonding for the Oregon Forest Science Complex

The Oregon Legislature has approved $29.7 million in state bonding to help fund the Oregon Forest Science Complex at Oregon State University in Corvallis.