College of Forestry News

Joe Peters says the online Master of Natural Resources program became an opportunity for him to advance his career and offer a local Native American perspective to a virtual classroom of students worldwide.

Dr. Garrett Meigs and his colleagues study forest fires, especially those in the Pacific Northwest. Recently he brought two new, and very hot topics in forest fire science research, to Wallowa County via a talk at Wallowology.

A big problem with the ban is that managers of certified forests will not be able to plant GM trees that could, for example, better resist pests and drought, says Steven Strauss.

Oregon State University’s College of Forestry is hosting two information sessions for the public regarding OSU’s 10 research forests and the creation of new individual forest management plans to guide the future of those tracts.

Leading scientists, including Bill Ripple, issue a warning: microorganisms will shape our warming world.

The College of Forestry and US Forest Service collaborate at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the Cascades. The cover story in the current issue of Terra explores this relationship.

“I’ve seen lots of photos of land charred all around and a house left standing in the middle because the owners created a fire-resistant space next to it. Not always, but often,” says Brad Withrow-Robinson, forester with Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

The Oregon State University College of Forestry is inviting the public to participate in discussions regarding the Elliott State Forest next month in North Bend, Reedsport and Roseburg.

“The world is not a machine,” Nelson said. “If we viewed the world as a system or an organism or something with emergent properties or as a living being, we’d think very differently about proposed solutions or what counted as success.”

Matthew Betts, a professor of landscape ecology in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, will talk about the movement of hummingbird species across tropical forest landscapes and the pollination of plants within those landscapes Monday, May 13, at Science Pub Corvallis.