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Banner Peavy

Designs are finalized, and construction of the Oregon Forest Science Complex (OFSC) is underway. Comprised of a new and improved Peavy Hall and the A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory, the complex will feature...

Practical applications discovered for Western Juniper

Scott Leavengood, director of the Oregon Wood Innovation Center, began his career at Oregon State twenty three years ago as a Klamath County extension agent. Back then, he answered many phone calls from county residents asking what they could do...

Exploring post-fire environments

Each summer, communities throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest brace for wildfire, but this summer a team of researchers from Oregon State set out to find places that have already burned.

Graduate student Will Downing, working with Assistant Professor Meg Krawchuk, spent most of his...

Christian Vedder: A future in forestry

During stints in the military and his 20-year career as an emergency room nurse, forest management student Christian Vedder spent all of his free time in the woods climbing mountains or rolling over trails on his mountain bike. When the stress began to get to him, his wife suggested he look for...

Blair Ruffing: From the ground up

Growing up in Dallas, Texas didn’t afford senior natural resources student Blair Ruffing many opportunities to get outside. In high school, her mother took her on trips to the Mountain west of the U.S. and Canada, and while visiting snow-capped mountains and crystal clear streams, the potential...

Rethinking wildfire

As evidence of climate change creeps into the Pacific Northwest, adaptive, science-based management is the name of the game for fire scientists at the Oregon State University College of Forestry.

“We want to move forward with adaptive management,” says professor of silviculture...

Mass timber is shaking things up

Researchers affiliated with the TallWood Design Institute tested a resilient, full-scale mass timber building constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT) at the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure outdoor shake table facility at UC San Diego in July, collaborating with...

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