CoF Clubs & Organizations

The College of Forestry sponsors a variety of student clubs and organizations to connect students with each other and industry leaders. Student clubs provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, attend conferences and workshops and to get more involved in your field of interest. You can read more about CoF Student Clubs on the Student Services webpage.


Image of a body of water with trees nearby and QR codes in the corners of the image. The text reads: Join the Forest Utilization Society. FUSE seeks to bring a spirit of community to students, faculty, and employers while promoting awareness of forest products use, issues, and events. Open to all majors! Questions? Email
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Forestry Club

Image of a forest with QR codes in the corners of the image. The text reads: Join the Forestry Club. Open to all majors. Join fellow students and build community in activities such as the Logging Sports Team, outdoor recreational excursions, Woodcuts, community events and more! Questions? Email
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If you haven’t already, please join the OSU Forestry Club Discord Channel. We will be using it to post updates, meeting times, and planning informal activities!

Logging sports practices take place three times a week! RSVP is required. Fill out this form to RSVP, find out details, and to get on the emailing list! You don’t have to be a forestry major or in fighting shape to attend logging sports…so come hang out!

Society of American Foresters (SAF)

The Oregon Society of American Foresters annual trip for 2022 happened on May 7th and took the group of 6 students to 3 stops in the site of the 2020 Holiday farm fire.

At the first stop, where 26,000 acres burned and only 260 acres salvaged. Here, they talked about the restrictions and limitations of salvage logging on Federal land.

The second stop was on a landowner’s property, where all 137 acres burned. They discussed the difficulties of salvage logging for small timber land owners.

The third and final stop was on Giustina timberland where approximately 10,000 acres burned, where they talked about the challenges of salvage logging for owners of larger swatch of timberlands. Giustina was able to salvage nearly all of what burned and planted 1.5 million seedlings in 2022 with 1.5 million seedlings to be planted in 2023 to reach the goal of 100% reforested.

Pyromaniacs: Student Association for Fire Ecology

The Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE), also known as the Pyromaniacs at OSU is a student chapter of the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE). The group’s activities include academic discussions of scholarly articles in fire ecology, talks and paper discussions with guest experts, prescribed burning opportunities, field trips, and fire ecology conference attendance. The Pyromaniacs email list disseminates information and opportunities related to fire ecology.

For more information on locations for weekly meeting locations and other club information, you can join our email listserv, add our calendar, or reach out to any of the officers listed below.

President – Sven Rodne

Vice President – Kate McCredie

Secretary – Jessie Thoreson

Treasurer – Ryan Walker

Faculty Advisor – Dr. John Bailey

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