Natural disturbances and disasters have a long history of presenting opportunities for society to learn, adapt and thrive. The varied impacts, disasters and challenges of the last year have proven the need for society to be resilient, learn and adapt to new realities. Whether dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic or wildfires, the past year has forced us to overcome and look at new ways to live and work.
But what does it mean to be resilient? From forest landscapes to mass timber design, from communities to the individual, resilience exhibits itself in different ways across the College of Forestry. As a research, education, and outreach leader, we work every day to support healthier forests, resilient ecosystems, and innovative products to benefit people throughout Oregon and worldwide.
This edition of Focus highlights stories of resilience.