For this tour we will meet in front of the Beaver Store and load into 12 passenger vans. This tour is now full.
The College of Forestry owns and manages about 15,000 acres of forest land around the state. You will tour 6,500 acre McDonald Forest which is located on the northern edge of the City of Corvallis. This is a working forest and managed for the last 80 years for teaching & public engagement, research, recreation and to provide revenue to the College of Forestry through timber harvests. The Forest receives heavy recreation use with over 155,000 user-visits per year. The tour will take you to stops that include recent timber harvests, forest thinning, reforestation, recreation, and wildlife. The tour is hosted by Stephen Fitzgerald, Director of the OSU Research Forests.
OSU is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a year-long series of events, including four festivals. These festivals recognize that Oregon State is one of only two universities in the U.S. that have been honored with land, sea, space and sun grant designations. This event is part of the OSU150 Land Grant Festival running October 1 through 17. Learning, discovery and service to all people will always drive us to make our world better. Learn more at OSU150.org.
For event questions or accommodation requests, please contact Shelly Signs, (541) 737-0724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oregon State University College of Forestry is an internationally recognized leader that is transforming education, research and policy for managing and sustaining working forest ecosystems in the 21st century. We offer a world-class education that provides a wide variety of opportunities following graduation. For our partners, we are a trusted authority and world leader in outreach and research, providing the latest scientific knowledge to inform policy and business decisions across the forest landscape.