Change is one of the few constants in life. A critical skill to thrive in a world of change is the ability to adapt.
Whether addressing pandemic-altered work and life, managing forests as complex systems, or changing our behavior after new discoveries, adaptation is key to flourishing and moving forward.
At Oregon State University and the College of Forestry, our students, faculty, staff, and alumni have proved they can adapt and thrive in a changing world.
The stories in this issue help illustrate how our ability to adapt and look at things in new ways increases our capacity to recover and flourish. In addition, our capabilities are influenced by the amount of support we have around us.
As a research, education and outreach leader, we have the opportunity to model what it looks like to support and sustain each other and adapt to an ever-changing world. Working together, we can address numerous challenges to support forests, ecosystems and communities to benefit people throughout Oregon and worldwide.