Workshop to explore bees, birds and other forest pollinators

The College of Forestry at Oregon State University will offer a look at research on forest pollinators in a workshop at the CH2MHill Alumni Center on the OSU campus on Thursday, March 30. 

Southern Oregon forest restoration may take precedence over spotted owl habitat

Restoring parts of the Fremont-Winema National Forest in southern Oregon to withstand a warmer, more fire-prone future may require thinning young trees and promoting the growth of large, old ponderosa pine.


National wood building center renamed TallWood Design Institute

The National Center for Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing and Design at Oregon State University has been renamed as the TallWood Design Insititute

Forest recreation to be the focus of annual Starker Lecture Series

Hiking, biking, camping and other types of recreation draw thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to the woods every year. When conflicts arise, users can be at odds with each other and with the businesses and agencies responsible for managing forestland.   

Economics of forest biomass raise hurdles for rural development

The use of residual forest biomass for rural development faces significant economic hurdles that make it unlikely to be a source of jobs in the near future, according to an analysis by economists.

Northeast lakes recovering from acid rain may give trout refuge from climate change

Lakes recovering from the impacts of acid rain in the northeastern United States may offer a buffer from the effects of climate change for an iconic recreational fishery.

New prototype plywood panels tested at Oregon State may be world's largest

A new massive plywood building panel developed by an Oregon company and tested at Oregon State University may be the largest such product ever manufactured.

OSU receives $4 million grant to identify mechanisms for control of genetic engineering in plants

With a $4 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation, scientists at Oregon State University will develop new approaches to identifying genes that control the ability of a plant to be genetically engineered. 

Storing more carbon in western Cascades forests could benefit some wildlife species, not others

Forest management policies that aim to store more carbon in the Pacific Northwest may benefit some wildlife species more than others.


Public invited to groundbreaking celebration for Oregon Forest Science Complex

The College of Forestry at Oregon State University will celebrate the construction of the new Oregon Forest Science Complex with a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 29.