College of Forestry News

Central Oregon has a new resource person for forestry needs. Thomas Stokely started in July at the OSU Extension office as the forestry extension agent.

“Different age-sex categories of rufous hummingbirds use alternative routes and differ in migration cycles and distributions,” said the study’s corresponding author, Josée Rousseau, a Ph.D. candidate in the OSU College of Forestry.

The new Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program has its first manager in Carrie Berger. Berger will lead one state fire specialist and six regional fire specialists, who will be strategically placed in areas of greatest risk and need as the growing program expands.

Meg Krawchuk, forest ecologist and FES assistant professor, says research shows that some locations have inherent characteristics – such as terrain, vegetation, proximity to bodies of water, and slope-face direction – that buffer them from disturbances in a predictable manner.

The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of tall willows in the park, according to Luke Painter, a wildlife ecologist at OSU and lead author on the study.

The College of Forestry is the new home of a forensics lab that fights timber crime, a $1 billion annual problem for the United States’ forest products industry.

We are so excited to announce that professor emeritus Richard Waring is one of 3 researchers who will receive this year’s Marcus Wallenberg Prize from the Swedish king! Anthony S.

Increasing numbers of bison in Yellowstone National Park in recent years have become a barrier to ecosystem recovery in the iconic Lamar Valley in the northern part of the park, according to a study by Oregon State University scientists.

Summer streamflow in industrial tree plantations harvested on 40- to 50-year rotations was 50% lower than in century-old forests, data from the long-term Alsea Watershed Study in the Oregon Coast Range showed.

Oregon State University and the College of Forestry has created a new endowment based on a major donation from the Institute of Forest Biosciences, formerly the Institute of Forest Biotechnology.