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.

High wildfire severity risk seen in young plantation forests

Wildfires show no respect for property lines, but a new analysis of the 2013 Douglas Complex fire in southwestern Oregon concludes that young plantation forests managed by industrial owners experienced higher severity fire than did nearby public forests.

More mountain meadow water storage unlikely to benefit streamflow downstream

Increasing water storage in the mountain meadows of the arid West through diverse river restoration strategies has local benefits for vegetation but is unlikely to benefit downstream flows, according to an Oregon State University study.

Large wildfires bring increases in annual river flow

Large wildfires cause increases in stream flow that can last for years or even decades, according to a new analysis of 30 years of data from across the continental United States.

Animal images used in marketing may skew public perception about their survival risks

Many of the world’s most charismatic animal species – those that attract the largest interest and deepest empathy from the public – are at high risk of extinction in part because many people believe their iconic stature guarantees their survival.

New standards for western juniper wood boost market potential for invasive tree

Oregon State University scientists have concluded an exhaustive series of tests on western juniper lumber and opened the door to commercial wood markets for an invasive tree that has spread widely across central and eastern Oregon and other parts of the Great Basin.

Cutthroat trout thrive after logging in long-term Coast Range study

A decade-long study of cutthroat trout in the Oregon Coast Range has found that logging practices conducted in accord with the Oregon Forest Practices Act had no adverse impacts on coastal cutthroat trout and coho salmon populations or movements.

Want to bring back the lions, tigers and bears? Here are the best places on Earth.

Although humans have driven lions, tigers, wolves, bears and other large carnivores from much of their home territories across the planet, scientists have identified more than 280 areas where these animals could potentially be reintroduced to restore ecosystems on practically every continent.

Starker Lecture Series will explore the future of forestry

The annual Starker Lectures at Oregon State University will explore the future of forestry and how land managers, policy makers and communities ought to prepare for decisions that could shape generations. 

Corvallis Science Pub will focus on an endangered seabird, the marbled murrelet

At the Corvallis Science Pub on March 12, Jim Rivers, assistant professor in the College of Forestry, will discuss an ongoing Oregon State University research project to learn more about the behavior of the endangered marbled murrelet.

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.

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