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  • Title: Homepage | College of Forestry | Oregon State University
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to Navigation.. Calendar.. Catalog.. Maps.. Make a Gift.. All of OSU.. Forestry.. Students.. Alumni Friends.. General Interest.. Faculty Staff.. Traveling Far:.. A forestry student talks about her trip to Scandinavia to learn sustainable practices.. Return of the Big Predators:.. As wolves spread across the American West, Ph.. D.. student Cristina Eisenberg’s findings about their place in the ecosystem could help policymakers answer questions about the best way to manage them.. Managing a Monstrous Menace:.. Seema Mangla, a post-doctoral researcher in the Forest Ecosystems and Society Department, has spent several years studying the spread of the invasive medusahead weed in Burns, Oregon.. Dream Job:.. Recent graduate Stephanie Root (NR) is a wildlife specialist at Joshua Tree National Park.. Bird's Eye View:.. Forest Research Laboratory ecologists are engaged in collaborative research with industry partners to learn more about the potential impacts of intensive forest practices on native wildlife as well as ways to mitigate such impacts.. Changing climate, adapting management:.. The forests of the Pacific Northwest are amazingly productive, but will this change in the future?.. World Environment Day.. : Peace Corps Master’s International student Ramona Arechiga celebrated World Environment Day in Goba, Ethiopia with a community tree planting.. Forestry Photo Exhibit:.. Rarely Seen Forestry Photos of 70 to 100 Years Ago, Richardson Hall, West wing.. Biofuel Goes Back to the Future:.. Crescent Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest: forest residues (branches and tops) are ground by T2, Inc.. , of Sweet Home, Oregon.. All Stories.. Homepage.. Dr.. Thomas Maness Selected as New Dean of Forestry.. Thomas Maness, a forest economist who specializes in developing innovative forest policies and practices to balance traditional production with ecosystem services, has been named Dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, effective August 1, 2012.. Maness.. has been a professor and head of the.. Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management.. at OSU since 2009.. He succeeds Hal Salwasser, who earlier this year announced his decision to step down as dean.. (.. read  ...   Oral histories, booklets and other publications from the OSU College Forests are available on Scholars Archive.. The OSU College Forests are living laboratories where active forest management practices provide teaching, research and demonstration opportunities for students of all ages, forest managers, and Oregonians.. Scholars Archive - OSU College Forests.. OSU College Forests.. More News.. Calendar/Events.. Weekly View.. Monthly View.. 13.. Nov.. 2012.. Mentored Management Planning Shortcourse.. Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 p.. m October 2, 16, 30 and November 13.. A written Forest Management Plan serves many purposes.. It is required for Oregon Tree Farm System.. 14.. Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Anisotropic Materials: Adding Hyperelastic Plasticity Material Models to Material Point Method Software (NairnMPM) and Their Application to Wood Products.. Speaker: Yamina Aimene, PhD Assistant Professor, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (GUA), Cayenne, French Guiana Abstract:.. Thinning for Quality and Vigor.. Do you have a forest or small woodland? Are your trees too thick and you want to do some thinning, but aren't sure how to go about it? This is the class for.. 15.. 2012 Family Business Excellence Awards.. Join as we pay tribute to outstanding and successful family businesses Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:15 pm Reception 6:00 - 9:00 pm Dinner and Program.. Selling Timber From Your Property.. Are you thinking about selling some timber from your property, for income, stand improvement, or other purposes? How do you go about it? How can you get a fair price for your logs,.. Gateways.. Home.. About The College.. Undergraduate Programs.. Graduate Programs.. Research.. Outreach.. International Programs.. Giving Opportunities.. Our Academic Departments.. Forest Ecosystems Society.. Forest Engineering, Resources Management.. Wood Science Engineering.. Service Units.. Business Office.. Student Services Office.. College Forests.. Computing Helpdesk.. Communications Group.. Forestry Media Center.. Peavy Instrument Room.. College Safety Manual.. Webmail.. Highlights.. Forestry Publications.. Now available as an interactive.. Flipbook.. or.. PDF.. All Highlights.. College of Forestry.. Oregon State University.. Corvallis, OR 97331-5704.. Phone: 541-737-2004.. Contact us with your comments, questions and feedback.. Copyright.. Disclaimer..

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  • Title: Alumni | College of Forestry | Oregon State University
    Descriptive info: Alumni.. in.. Alumni.. The College of Forestry has thousands of distinguished and supportive alumni.. You are well-educated, lifelong learners who reflect the diverse societies you serve.. You care about the health of your planet, people and economy, and this shows in the work you do in your communities and in ecosystems around  ...   in your College of Forestry community.. Spring 2012 Focus on Forestry now available.. Terra Research Magazine.. Making a gift.. OSU Alumni Association.. OSUAA Events Calendar.. OSUAA Alumni Fellows Award Info.. 2011 College of Forestry Alumni Fellows Award Recipient.. College of Forestry Outstanding Alumni Award Info.. 2011-2012 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients.. Starker Lecture Series..

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  • Title: General Interest | College of Forestry | Oregon State University
    Descriptive info: General Interest.. Reference Materials.. Trees of the Pacific Northwest.. ORGANON.. The Aspen Project.. Tree of the Month.. Research Publications.. by College of Forestry authors.. Focus on Forestry.. - The College of Forestry magazine.. Products for Sale.. Forestry Media Center On-line Catalog.. Publications to Order - Forestry Communications Group.. Events.. Starker Lecture Series..

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  • Title: Information for Faculty/Staff | College of Forestry | Oregon State University
    Descriptive info: Information for Faculty/Staff.. CoF Links.. OSU Links.. Forestry Administrative Memos.. FEC Meetings Minutes.. Committees and Assignments.. Research Support Faculty Committee.. College Directory.. Financial Information System (FIS) web access.. Forestry Extension Program.. Open Access Policy.. All-College Meeting Presentation.. - *NEW*.. Employee Online Services.. Student Online Services.. Outlook Exchange Web Access.. Blackboard.. Faculty and Staff Information.. Research Resources for Faculty.. Budget Information (State Indexes).. Information Services.. OSU Catalog Schedules.. OSU Library..  ...   small woodland? Are your trees too thick and you want to do some thinning, but aren't sure how to go about it?.. Introducing the western landscapes explorer portal: providing access to information to evaluate landscapes in the West.. Part of the Dept.. of Forest Ecosystems and Society fall seminar.. Multi-scale analyses with state and transition models.. Part of the FES fall term seminar.. Fall 2012 Focus on Forestry now available..

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  • Title: Traveling Far | College of Forestry | Oregon State University
    Descriptive info: Traveling Far.. For one month last year, forest products marketing Master’s student Ashlee Tibbets traveled through Finland, Sweden and Norway learning about sustainable forestry practices through the College of Forestry Scandinavia Tour.. She learned just as much when she visited water processing plants as she did busing her table in restaurants.. Here, Tibbets answers questions about her trip, how it influenced her and what she’d like to do with her degree.. Where are you from, and what made you choose Oregon State?.. I’m from Damascus, Oregon, which is a small town right next to Gresham.. My sister went here, and I used to visit her all the time.. So I really love the campus.. I like how it’s set up.. It’s like a little community.. Did you do any international traveling before the Scandinavia trip?.. I hadn’t really been anywhere before this trip.. I stayed in Oregon for much of my life.. How did you find out about the program, and why did you decide to go?.. I heard about it in Eric Hansen’s forest products marketing class.. He did a blurb about it and handed out some information.. I told him I couldn’t afford it, but he made a deal with me: If I applied for the biggest College of Forestry scholarship that would help pay for the trip, I’d go.. I applied, and I got it.. It paid for about 50 percent of my trip.. What were you hoping to get out of going? Did you see anything that surprised you?.. I’m pretty sure that international industry will be an even bigger deal in the future than it already is.. I wanted to get it under my belt, to say, ‘I’ve been to Scandinavia.. I’ve seen this..  ...   It gave me perspective.. When you’re sitting in the classroom all the time, you focus on the tests and homework, and you forget you’re there to learn things that will help you improve things in your community.. It’s good to get perspective and remember you’re here for a reason.. What was the coolest thing you saw when you were there?.. A couple of days were dedicated to energy.. We went to a nuclear power plant, and down to the medium-level waste facility.. We went down these huge tunnels, probably 50 stories below the ground.. The next day we went to a hydro power plant, and down all these level to get to where the water was running through the pipes.. We saw how the water was piped through four cities and how they used that energy.. What do you hope to do with your degree?.. I got my undergraduate degree in wood science, which is great because of all the technical information.. But now I get to mix it with the creative, communicative side.. I’m hoping to go into advertising or marketing when I’m done.. My minor for my master’s is interdisciplinary, which means you can make it up as you go along.. I’m focusing on sociology and communications.. Which is good for me because I want to be able to be inside.. I don’t want to have to wear forestry clothes every day to work outside.. I did that for a couple of summers, and it wasn’t for me.. Anything you want to add?.. College of Forestry students are pretty close, and we welcome new people.. Be aware that you’re not just coming to school.. You’re going to be in a whole new social circle.. And it’s great..

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  • Title: Return of the Big Predators | College of Forestry | Oregon State University
    Descriptive info: Return of the Big Predators.. As wolves spread across the American West and even into areas of the East Coast, where their official presence has yet to be acknowledged, Ph.. It’s a timely issue, as their reemergence is predictably eliciting extreme reactions from people.. This polarization, as well as Eisenberg’s science, has received a good amount of press lately.. Eisenberg’s work has been featured in the March 2010 issue of National Geographic, and the Feb.. 15, 2010 issue of High Country news, to name just two.. Eisenberg sees her role in “the wolf problem” as an informer to policymakers.. Her data, she hopes, will create common ground in places where conversations between those who love wolves – and those who don’t – are usually considered implausible.. A Family History.. It may be that Cristina Eisenberg picked up a reverence for wolves from her father.. Growing up on a ranch in northern Mexico, he was assigned the job of killing any wolf he saw.. But he couldn’t bring himself to shoot the animals.. Instead, he’d watch them as they trotted through the cattle herds he was minding.. Always the wolves left the cattle unharmed – they were on their way, perhaps, to more appealing prey.. So when Eisenberg told her father she was planning to study wolves, he was pleased.. “I’m so glad,” he told her.. “There’s so much we don’t understand about these animals.. ”.. Eisenberg’s desire to understand wolves unfolded when she and her husband moved from coastal California to northwestern Montana with their two young daughters in the mid-90s.. The presence of wolves there was unmistakable, from their howls on the mountain outside Eisenberg’s cabin to their tracks in the snow by her door.. When one bolted through her yard in pursuit of a deer when she and her daughters were gardening, she became irrevocably curious.. Her children also asked her questions she couldn’t answer – about trees, plants and the other animals that appeared on her land, which is situated alongside one of the biggest wilderness areas in the lower 48.. Her children’s questions, as much as the bolting wolf, catalyzed her transformation from artist and housewife  ...   distribution.. Her findings, which will be published later this year, suggest that wolves are a complicated and sometimes sticky species to manage.. “You can’t manage a wolf just like it was an elk or any other game animal, because the effects they have on ecosystems can be so complex and profound.. You have to look at them in a different way,” says Eisenberg.. And that, she says, changes the way people look at their resources.. Because she comes from a ranching background, Eisenberg’s attitude on wolves is pragmatic.. “It’s not what people always expect me to say, but I don’t think wolves belong everywhere, and I do think they can be challenging to live with,” Eisenberg says.. “I also think they’re fascinating creatures.. And they are incredibly intelligent.. Eisenberg’s pragmatic views on wolf conservation have earned her funding from unexpected places, like the hunter-conservationist club Boone and Crockett, and Shell Oil.. The Future.. After she finishes her Ph.. this spring, Eisenberg will be taking a post-doc position at Oregon State with professor Norm Johnson.. She is in the process of publishing a book with Island Press based on her Master’s research, “The Wolf’s Tooth: Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades and Biodiversity.. ” She will also be working on a five-year project on how top predators affect a mixed-use landscape at High Lonesome Ranch in northwestern Colorado.. Usually, Eisenberg says, apex predator studies take place in relatively contained environments, like national parks.. But the landscape surrounding High Lonesome is subject to ranching, hunting and oil and gas development.. And wolves have begun moving into that territory.. Eisenberg wants to see how the systems change when their numbers grow.. What she finds could have bearing in a place like Oregon, where wolves are showing up on forest service as well as privately owned lands.. “I want to understand the ecological implications of wolves in a landscape where timber harvesting and ranching are happening,” she says.. Ultimately, Eisenberg’s goal is to answer questions about how wolves affect ecosystems.. She credits Oregon State University with providing her an outstanding environment of academic freedom and support to do work that at times is seen as controversial..

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  • Title: Managing a Monstrous Menace | College of Forestry | Oregon State University
    Descriptive info: Managing a Monstrous Menace.. In ancient Greece, there was once a beautiful maiden who aroused the jealousy of a goddess.. In anger, the goddess transformed the girl into the monster Medusa, with hair made of snakes and a look that could turn a person to stone.. Today, Medusa’s namesake, the medusahead weed, spreads across the eastern Oregon plains, destroying native perennial grasses.. Seema Mangla, a post-doctoral researcher in the Forest Ecosystems and Society Department, has spent several years studying the species in Burns, Oregon, observing the power of the weed’s inva sive spread.. Much as the original Medusa plagued the people of Greece, so too does the appearance of medusahead herald trouble for Oregon.. How did Mangla end up at the College of Forestry researching this monstrous invasive species? Before arriving at Oregon State, Mangla attended the University of Delhi and worked as a research assistant at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in India.. While there she met Steve Radosevich (Emeritus Professor of Forest Science) at a conference and they discussed her research interests.. Mangla eventually came to the College of Forestry to pursue her PhD, with Radosevich serving as her co-advisor, along with Roger Sheley, a weed scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)  ...   covered in spiny seeds called awns, was initially used as a grazing species for cattle during the spring season.. As the plant ages, however, the awns injure the animals’ mouths and they stop eating it.. This allows the invasive species to spread, leading to the death of native grasses.. “Therefore, it can make lands almost worthless as a forage crop, which can hugely impact these grazing lands,” Mangla says.. Mangla’s research concluded that the climate of Oregon is ideal for the rapid spread of this invasive species.. Furthermore, with its high silica content and density, which make it highly flammable, medusahead also increases the possibility of wildfire, especially as the plant adapts to new soil types and advances farther west, impacting more and more lands and livelihoods in central and western Oregon.. In the mythological tale, a young man named Perseus was sent to slay the deadly Medusa.. Today, the battle against this new Medusa is underway, led by scientists on field sites and in research labs.. As for Mangla, her future plans include a post-doctoral appointment at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is continuing research in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management (.. http://nature.. berkeley.. edu/sudinglab/index.. html.. Story by Danielle White, senior, WST..

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  • Title: Dream Job | College of Forestry | Oregon State University
    Descriptive info: Dream Job.. Stephanie Root joined the College of Forestry as a distance natural resources student in fall 2007, after attending several other colleges.. With her husband serving as a captain in the Marine Corps, Root has lived in Virginia, Florida, Hawaii, and California.. “The distance education program in natural resources seemed like a great fit for me because of all that moving around—and I’ve always felt that Oregon State is a superior university and it is well known for its excellent forestry programs.. After graduation, Root secured an internship working with wildlife through the Student Conservation Association (SCA) at Joshua Tree National Park, where her primary focus was the threatened desert tortoise..  ...   by bighorn sheep.. She also worked on vegetation projects in the park, including species surveys, soil compaction and crust analysis, and plant propagation in the Center for Arid Lands Nursery.. Root then interned as a wildlife specialist with the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station resources department at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where she conducted population surveys on hutias, boas, manatees, and iguanas, and recommended revisions to current policies regarding wildlife.. She has now returned to Joshua Tree National Park.. “I am really happy I chose natural resources as a major,” Root says, “because the coursework is the perfect blend of science and policy, which has helped me in my career.. See the full story in..

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  • Title: Bird's-eye View | College of Forestry | Oregon State University
    Descriptive info: Bird s-eye View.. Intensively managed plantation forests are seen as one way to meet the high global demand for wood.. How do these managed forests look to birds and other native wildlife species? Forest Research Laboratory ecologists are engaged in collaborative research with industry partners to learn more about the potential impacts of intensive forest practices on native wildlife as well as ways to mitigate such impacts.. To the untrained eye, the tall, lush stands of Douglas-fir in a plantation forest may look ideal for wildlife, especially birds.. But these production forests, which are efficient for growing conifer trees in the temperate Pacific Northwest, often lack the complex structure and diverse types of habitat that are important for many different kinds of animals.. Intensive management often means the removal of competing broadleaf trees and shrubs so that conifers can thrive.. This understory vegetation forms critical habitat for wildlife, however.. Birds such as the Swainson’s thrush feed on insects and berries from a variety of hardwood trees  ...   in the Department of Ecosystems and Society are developing new ways to analyze trends in forest biodiversity.. Betts studies the ways that landscape composition and pattern influence animal behavior, species distributions and ecosystem function and services.. His research in Pacific Northwest forests has found that there is a link between declining populations of certain species and the loss of broadleaf trees and shrubs in intensively managed forests.. However, forest management treatments that maintain or restore even small amounts of broadleaf vegetation could mitigate further declines.. With funding from the USDA and National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) as well as partnerships with landowners including Oregon Department of Forestry, Weyerhaeuser, Forest Capital, Plum Creek and Hancock have initiated a large-scale forest management experiment in order to determine how better to manage forestlands to maintain biodiversity.. This includes examining the effect of herbicide and associated vegetation changes on bird populations, insect and plant diversity as well as the ecosystem services provided by birds in controlling insect populations..

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  • Title: Changing climate, adapting management | College of Forestry | Oregon State University
    Descriptive info: Changing climate, adapting management.. The forests of the Pacific Northwest are amazingly productive, but will this change in the future? Most scientists agree that global climate change has already affected where and how trees grow, and long-term changes in temperature and precipitation will present new challenges to forest managers in working forest landscapes.. The key is that forest species are genetically adapted to their local climates—and forest health and productivity are expected to change with changes in the local environment.. Adaptability of forest trees—their ability to tolerate stresses such as drought, temperature extremes, insects, diseases, and fire—will be crucial in the future.. Adaptability has both genetic and environmental components that can be altered via forest management, but we currently lack sufficient site specific knowledge to apply these measures broadly or with confidence.. The Taskforce on Adapting Forests to Climate Change (TAFCC), under  ...   and silvicultural approaches that foresters can use to help increase forest health and productivity in the face of climate change.. Howe, a forest geneticist, is studying the adaptive potential of forest trees and developing new seed zones, breeding zones, and tree improvement methods that foresters can use to ensure well-adapted and productive plantations in the future.. Howe is also planning for the future by developing genomic approaches to better understand forest adaptation and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of tree breeding programs.. Howe’s research on climate change and forest genomics is being supported by the members of the Pacific Northwest Tree Improvement Research Cooperative, as well as by TAFCC.. Financial support is also being provided by the National Science Foundation to the Center for Advanced Forestry Systems and by the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to the Conifer Translational Genomics Network..

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  • Title: World Environment Day | College of Forestry | Oregon State University
    Descriptive info: World Environment Day.. On June 12, 2011 in Goba, Ethiopia, the Bale Beauty Nature Club (BBNC) hosted a World Environment Day celebration with the help of environmental Peace Corps volunteers, including OSU’s own Ramona Arechiga (College of Forestry).. This celebration was the first of its kind in Goba and included a variety of activities from a community tree planting to an art exhibit featuring some of the region’s most environmentally active artists.. World Environment Day celebrations were held world-wide with.. Forests: Nature at your Service.. as its theme on June 5.. th.. Arechiga was integral in the implementation of the community tree planting portion of the celebration.. The BBNC donated 800 seedlings from their nursery to be planted in the athletic stadium in Goba for the event.. The celebration was attended by approximately three hundred community members who all took part in the tree planting.. Arechiga led the tree planting efforts, kicking off the activity with a “proper tree planting techniques” demonstration before the attendees were encouraged to go out and plant trees with their friends and family.. Two native tree  ...   BBNC was founded in 2003 by five individuals from Goba dedicated to environmental awareness.. Inspired by the work throughout the world to address deforestation, soil erosion, wildlife extirpation and extinction, they founded the BBNC with the help of the nongovernmental organization FARM Africa in order to address these and other environmental issues facing Goba and its surrounding communities.. Goba is the former capitol of the Oromia region and is nestled adjacent to Bale Mountains National Park.. To date the BBNC has established the first environmentally-focused library in the area and worked to set aside a small reserve in Goba for native flora and fauna.. The BBNC is also very proud of its nursery and tree planting program, which provide environmentally appropriate trees and shrubs for the Goba community to plant within family compounds.. Ramona is the College of Forestry’s first Peace Corps Master’s International student and completed her first year of coursework at OSU with advisor John Bailey.. She is currently in Ethiopia in the middle of her 27-month Peace Corps assignment, and will return to OSU to complete her degree program..

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