About the OSU College of Forestry: For a century, the College of Forestry has been a world class center of teaching, learning and research. It offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in sustaining ecosystems, managing forests and manufacturing wood products; conducts basic and applied research on the nature and use of forests; and operates more than 15,000 acres of college forests.

Webinar series launches to prepare Oregonians for wildfire season

The “Wildfire Wednesdays” webinar series launches March 17 with a noon-1 p.m. presentation by Extension’s Forestry and Natural Resources Program’s Fire Program team. Webinars are scheduled for March 31, April 14, April 28, May 19, June 2 and June 16.

Warming ocean, old-forest loss put a squeeze on an elusive seabird, the marbled murrelet

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Squeezed by changing ocean conditions that limit their food options and the long-term loss of old forest needed for nesting, marbled murrelets would benefit most from conservation efforts that take both ocean and forest into account, new research by Oregon State University shows.

For rufous hummingbirds, migration looks different depending on age and sex

Plucky, beautiful and declining in numbers at about a 2% annual rate, the rufous hummingbird makes its long annual migration in different timing and route patterns based the birds’ age and sex.

Reintroduction of wolves tied to return of tall willows in Yellowstone National Park

The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of tall willows in the park, according to a new Oregon State University-led study.

OSU’s McDonald and Dunn Research Forests to reopen for recreational activities on Friday

Oregon State University’s McDonald and Dunn Research Forests on Friday, May 8, will enter a trial reopening phase for recreational activities, the College of Forestry announced Tuesday. 

Oregon State University College of Forestry creates weekly online lecture series

The Oregon State University College of Forestry invites everyone to a new, weekly Stay at Home Lecture Series starting April 9 that features a variety of presenters talking about everything from recreation in national parks to a secretive seabird.

Timber harvesting results in persistent deficits in summer streamflow

Summer streamflow in industrial tree plantations harvested on 40- to 50-year rotations was 50% lower than in century-old forests, data from the long-term Alsea Watershed Study in the Oregon Coast Range showed.

Lecture series explores leadership role of women in forestry, forest products

The annual Starker Lecture Series at Oregon State University will this year focus on women who act as agents of change within the forestry and forest products sectors, and also in their communities.

Poplars genetically modified not to harm air quality grow as well as non-modified trees

Field trials in the Northwest and Southwest show that poplar trees can be genetically modified to reduce negative impacts on air quality while leaving their growth potential virtually unchanged, says an Oregon State University researcher who collaborated on the study.

Oregon State University to continue exploration of transforming Elliott State Forest into a research forest

Oregon’s State Land Board today directed Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of State Lands to continue exploring the prospects of converting the Elliott State Forest into a research forest managed by OSU and its College of Forestry.

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