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New technology may speed up, build awareness of landslide risks

“A lot of people don’t think in geologic terms, so if they see a hill that’s been there for a long time, they assume there’s no risk,” said Ben Leshchinsky, a geotechnical engineer in the OSU College of Forestry. “And many times they don’t want to pay extra to have an expert assess landslide... (more)

New technology uses natural wood fibers to reinforce plastic materials

NSF is funding the work through its structural materials and mechanics program of the division of civil, mechanical, and manufacturing innovation. Otaigbe is collaborating with John Nairn, the Richardson Chair in wood science and engineering at Oregon State University; the two researchers are... (more)

Where There’s Oak, There’s Fire

“It’s real easy to go to the thermostat and dial it up or down with natural gas or electric,” says Jim Reeb, associate professor of forestry and natural resources at Oregon State University. “Wood is a little tougher to handle. It takes a little [work] to find a place to put it. You need to keep... (more)

Events


03Dec2014

Hal Salwasser Celebration of Life

Please join the College of Forestry as we celebrate and remember professor and former dean Dr. Hal Salwasser.   Open House with program at…
04Dec2014

2014 Land Stewards Program

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program. This is an 11-week…
04Dec2014

Mentored Management Planning Shortcourse

A written Forest Management Plan serves many purposes.  It helps you organize and plan for activites on your land.  It is a valuable communication tool for your family. …