Focus on Forestry – the College Magazine

Focus on Forestry is now an electronic magazine.  Winter 2018 videos are below.

Learning the History of Fire
Kayla is reconstructing fire history in the Metolius Forest to understand how areas respond to fire and other disturbances and help land managers make better decisions.

Monitoring mass-timber structures
Evan studies how tall wood buildings perform after they're occupied. Data will be collected from and displayed in the college's new building.

Parks and rec and human dimensions
Jaclyn is studying the constraints that people face when visiting urban parks in Portland to find out how that affects their feelings about parks and recreation.

A better harvesting system
Preston is earning master's degrees in sustainable forest management and business. He's studying the productivity, cost and soil impacts of cable-assisted harvesting in the forestry industry.

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