Welcome to Winter 2023!

Land of the Long White Cloud: Ecosystems of New Zealand September 2023

Explore the other side of the world to learn about forest ecology and resource management in a changing climate. New Zealand is a country of stunning landscapes – ancient Kauri forests, spectacular mountains, alpine grasslands – and fascinating indigenous Maori culture. A leader in progressive action on climate change, carbon sequestration, and conservation, New Zealand also has a highly productive timber industry which is critical to its resource- and export-driven economy. Students will delve into forest ecology and resource management on both the North and South Island – visiting native and plantation forests, bubbling geothermal hotspots, and a field station located in the majestic scenery of the Southern Alps. And for fans of Lord of the Rings, there’s a special visit to the Hobbiton film set! Applications NOW OPEN! | Deadline April 1 | Learn more & apply here!

P.S. We have scholarships! Students with COF majors are invited to apply for funding support through theDean’s Fund for International Engagement. Deadline is June 1!

Questions? Contact

New Spring 2023 Fire Classes!

Enrollment is open for Principles of Wildland Firefighting and Prescribed Fire Practicum.

FOR 408/508 001: Principles of Wildland Firefighting covers fire behavior and wildland firefighting concepts and qualifies participants as Firefighters Type 2.

FOR 408/508 002: Prescribed Fire Practicum digs deep into the process of designing and implementing prescribed fires and includes weekly field or lab sessions where participants gain real-life experience.

These courses will be offered on the OSU Corvallis campus and utilize field sites in the McDonald and Dun forests. Both undergraduate and graduate opportunities are available. Non-credit versions are also available. Click the links, above, for details.

Women in STEM Book Club

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Join the Women in STEM Book Club! The Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center invites you to join the Women in STEM Book Club: STEMinist! Request more info here!

College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Forestry Leadership Academy 2023-2024

Are you interested in developing the soft skills that will make you hirable? How about investing in a mentor relationship with an OSU Faculty member, and ample opportunities to network with industry professionals? Apply to Leadership Academy for academic year 2024! Whether you are studying natural resources, forest engineering, or wood innovation our content isn’t tailored to any specific major – we leave that up to your departments. We are focused on delivering you leadership education that you can apply to your individual program.

The Leadership Academy consists of:

  • A weekly seminar Wednesdays from 4-5:50 pm for the full academic year
  • Seminars consist of self-assessments, workshops, guest speakers, panel speakers, book discussions, and networking
  • Faculty mentor pairing for the entire year
  • Opportunities to engage with alumni, industry, field, agency, and employer partners
  • Transcript visible leadership education course
  • Over $14,000 available in funds to students to further YOUR leadership goals
  • LEAD stole to wear at graduation

To qualify:

  • At least sophomore standing by Fall 2023
  • On campus undergraduate at the Corvallis campus
  • No minimum GPA needed
  • No previous leadership experience needed
  • Any major in College of Agricultural Sciences or College of Forestry

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Friday, April 7th, 2023.

Cascadia Coastal Hazards RCN – Cascadia CoPes Hub Virtual Seminar Series

Attend the next seminar: “Topic: Relocation and managed retreat.” The next seminar in this series is on April 6th, at 9 am. Click here for more information. Register for the series here!

Spring Term Career Fairs

Are you looking for work opportunities this summer? Check out these upcoming spring term career fairs to meet with employers and learn about opportunities in your field!

2023 Starker Lecture Series – Innovation in Forestry

The 2023 Starker Lecture Series, Innovation in Forestry, has begun! Lectures are free, open to the public, and will be live streamed. Check out the schedule and access the recordings of past lectures here.

April 19th, 2023
Starker Forests Classroom, PFSC Room 117
Join via Zoom – register now
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
reception to follow

Lecture: Innovations in Silviculture and Forest Management in a Changing World

Speaker: Tom Fox, Vice President, Research, Productivity, Sustainability, Rayonier Inc.

Donation Campaign: The Embassy of Türkiye

Participate in a donation campaign by the Embassy of Türkiye in the US. Recently, 7.8 & 7.6 magnitude earthquakes hit 10 different cities in southern Turkey, and thousands of buildings were partially or completely destroyed. This donation campaign aims to supply blankets, diapers, winter clothing, and financial donations for people who suffered from the earthquakes.

If you would like to support the victims and those working to help them in Türkiye and Syria through other aid agencies that will receive donations, here are links to the Red Crescent, Mercy Corps, Doctors Without Borders, the International Rescue Committee and the White Helmets.

Bowling and Budgets!

On Friday April 14, from 3:30-5:30pm, CAFE, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, and Transfer Student Coordinators will be hosting Bowling and Budgets in the MU Basement. Chipotle catered, 1st place prize $250 to the Beaver bookstore, 2nd place prize $100 to Amazon, and 3rd place prize $50 to Dutch Bros.


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This year’s symposium will be cohosted with RAFWE (Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology Symposium)! Oral presentations will be scheduled for morning or afternoon blocks and poster presentations will take place during a lunch block on April 14th 2023.  Students will have the opportunity to give a formal 12-minute presentation of research results with 3-minutes of Q&A at the end, or present a poster on a proposal or results in a 60 minute casual Q&A session allowing interaction with attendees.

For more information about this event and how to submit your  abstract please visit our website here.

In order to present at the symposium, abstract submissions must be completed online by the end of the day on Friday March 10th 2023

Women in Wood Science – Inspiring the Future of Sustainable Innovation

Spend the day with leaders in sustainable wood science innovations. On Tuesday, April 11th, students will have the opportunity to participate in a full day exploration of Wood Science related activities. Join Mariapaola, OSU Professor and Women in Wood Science Ambassador, as well as other Ambassadors Eva Haviarova, Tammy Franca, Vicki Herian, and Andreja Kutnar, in meeting with Wood Science experts, touring labs, and participating in activities focused on expanding your knowledge of Wood Science, and associated sustainability practices. The event will take place from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm in Peavy Forest Science Center.

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Canadian American Regional Meeting

The CARM is the annual regional meeting for all universities in the North America region. This year, IFSA OSU (International Forestry Students’ Association) is hosting CARM from March 25th to April 1st, a conference that brings together 24 undergraduate and graduate students from multiple universities across the US and Canada to discuss a variety of topics related to forests. The topics we cover include sustainable forest management, ecosystem restoration, indigenous knowledge, and wildlife conservation, among many more. This will help us develop important skills such as critical thinking, networking, and collaboration while celebrating the diversity of cultures among us. Look at the full itinerary on the CARM website. If you would like to attend some of the open activities, please register here.

To learn more about the International Forestry Student’s Association – Oregon State University, click IFSA OSU website

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