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The economic consequences of fire on small communities have been borne out in several studies. Turns out, it’s complicated. Emily Jane Davis, an extension specialist and assistant professor with Oregon State University, conducted an analysis on the economic effects of wildfires on Trinity County, California, an area very much like the Methow Valley.


Oregon State University’s research forest near Adair Village hosted the Pacific Logging Congress' Live In-Woods Conference, the first time it’s ever been in Benton County. Jeff Wimer, an OSU instructor and the Pacific Logging Congress’ 2018 president, said the event included nine live demonstrations and 35 static displays. The event was held Thursday through Saturday, with the first two days being oriented towards professionals. On the final day was open to the public.

Anthony Davis

Anthony S. Davis will serve as the interim dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry effective immediately, OSU Provost and Executive Vice President Edward Feser announced.

Bee traps

A recent study led by wildlife biologist Jim Rivers, a professor in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, indicated the removal of slash and other debris and compacting soil in recently harvested forestlands can create prime habitat for bees. In some areas, researchers found a threefold increase in population diversities in recently harvested stands. Similar research has shown prime pollinator habitat in recently burned areas.

Upcoming CE Opportunities

December 10, 2018 - 07:30AM

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding of wood and how to dry it.  Practical, up-to-date information will be provided on wood properties and how wood dries.  You’ll learn how both steam-heated and dehumidification kilns are made, operated and maintained, and how to create


OSU College of Forestry, Richardson Hall