College of Forestry Research

At the College of Forestry, we are known for our collaborative research approach to advance knowledge and bring solutions to issues facing our forest landscapes and ecosystems. We take pride in creating new and innovative approaches to help partners enhance people's lives while improving the health of our lands, businesses and vital ecosystems. This amazing work is carried out by our world-class faculty, staff and students and happens in labs and out there – on public and private lands across the state and in the College’s own 15,000 acres of College Research Forests.

Research Partners

Centers, Institutes and Programs

Our centers, institutes and programs reflect the collabroative nature of our research. In the areas below, we work together wtih industry partners to find solutions to the problems our landscapes, communities and economies face. All the research we do and all the science-based evidence we provide aims toward a healthier future for all. We work toward actively managed landscapes that improve the health of our lands, businesses and vital ecosystems; an innovative wood products industry that supports communities and builds a sustainable future for the industry; and working forests that are safe places for fish and wildlife.

Learn more about our centers, instututes and programs and their partners in this important work.


Research Features

Research Facilities

A rendering of the new Oregon Forest Science Complex.

Richardson Hall is the current home of the College of Forestry, but the new Oregon Forest Science Complex, which is currently under construction, will feature state-of-the-art classroom and research space.

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College Research Forests

The Oregon State College of Forestry owns 15,000 acres of research forests across the state where students learn, study and work. Timber sales from the forests are used to support the College and its mission. Cutting-edge research on trees, streams and other ecosystems is also conducted throughout the individual forests.