Focus: Spring 2020

At the College of Forestry, we conduct research, outreach, and education programs that deliver healthier forests, resilient ecosystems, and innovative products for the benefits of people and communities. This work plays a significant role in Oregon State University’s recognition as an international leader in forestry research and education as we deliver programs and conduct research throughout Oregon and around the globe.

It wouldn’t be possible, however, if it weren’t for the outstanding work conducted at the OSU Corvallis campus and within the local community. This issue focuses on our world-class researchers and students and the individual labs and forests where they work every day.

This is a perfect opportunity to reconnect and learn more about our work, people, and spaces, and our efforts to improve the entirety of the working forest landscape.

Spring 2020 Focus Stories

College News and Notes

Oregon State has selected Thomas H. DeLuca, a higher education leader with deep experience in both natural resource and environmental issues, as the next Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean of the College of Forestry. He will join the college in July 2020.

DeLuca is a forest soil scientist whose long research career includes more than a decade in Sweden and the United Kingdom. He comes to Oregon State from the University of Montana, where he is the dean of the W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation.

The College of Forestry mourns the loss of these alumni and colleagues. We wish peace and comfort to their family and friends.

Wayne Giesy
Hull-Oakes Lumber
March 14, 1920 – July 28, 2019

James "Jim" Denison
Class of 1950
1927 – November 9, 2019

Dr. John F. Bell
Class of 1949 and Professor, CoF
January 7, 1924 – November 16, 2019

Dr. Amy Grotta
Extension Agent and Assistant Professor, CoF
December 24, 2019