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Welcome to the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society

Welcome to the Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society

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Welcome to the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society

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Welcome to the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society

Welcome to the Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society

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Our Mission!

Our department brings together biological and social scientists and philosophers to understand ecological systems, social systems, and the interactions between them. We work in terrestrial to aquatic systems, in wildland to urban settings, and from local to global scales. We evaluate the scientific and philosophical basis for management and policy decisions and provide enhanced frameworks for those decisions reflective of our latest findings. We conduct creative problem-solving and fundamental research; educate and engage the next generation of scholars, practitioners and users of the world’s natural resources; and share our knowledge and discoveries with others.

FES Development Plan - Phase 1 (2013)

FES News

Former dean of OSU's forestry college dies at 69

We are very sad to report the news of Hal Salwasser's death. Hal had been an active member of the forestry faculty since stepping down as dean in 2012 after 12 years leading the college. The Salwasser family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Hal Salwasser Fellowship Fund through the OSU Foundation.

Bark beetle research shows future evolution of Utah forests

Dan Ott, a PhD student from Oregon State University's College of Forestry, set out to the Uinta Mountains after an unseasonable snowstorm on June 18. It was his fifth week in the field, and a blanket of snow covered his study site by morning, which turned to a soggy puddle by afternoon. At least the sun shone bright in a clear blue sky. His studies often keep him out well after midnight.

Finding Common Ground In The Controversial GE Food Labeling Effort

Steve Strauss is a bioengineering researcher in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University and plans to vote no.

Event Calendar


21Oct2014

AgroForestry Workshop

AgroForestry Workshop October 21-22, 2014 Corvallis, OR To register Visit the Soil and Water Conservation Society, Oregon Chapter website!…
01Nov2014

2nd Annual College of Forestry Homecoming Tailgate

 2 hours before kick-off Join us for great food, beer and wine, and a chance to win a getaway to the Oregon Coast, plus other great…