The 2017 symposium will be held Friday, April 21st!

Severe fire damage on the slopes up to Three Fingered Jack in the Central Cascades. Photo Credit: Garrett Meigs

Willow recovery with the removal of cattle grazing. Photo credit: Jonathan Batchelor

Snow covered Peavy Hall, home of the College of Forestry, December 2013. Photo Credit: Lacey Jeroue

"Fire in the Sky" Photo Credit: Garrett Meigs

Some of Crater Lake's six mile diameter expanse, as seen from a research boat trip in the national park. Photo Credit: Bess Perry

Ponderosa pine catfaces from the Paulina Fire in Central Oregon. Photo Credit: Garrett Meigs

Regernation several years after a severe fire near Waldo Lake, Oregon. Photo Credit: Joey Hulbert

The aftermath of a mountain pine beetle epidemic on the East Side of the Cascades in Oregon - thousands of dead lodgepole pine trees. Photo Credit: Joey Hulbert.

View from the top of Mount Howard in the Wallowa mountains of Eastern Oregon. Photo Credit: Bess Perry

Three Sisters, Deschutes National Forest. Photo Credit: Michelle Agne

Paulina Lake in June - one of the twin crater lakes in Newberry Crater, Central Oregon. Photo Credit: Joey Hulbert.

Mountain hemlock dominated forest stand in the central Cascade Mountains, Oregon. Photo credit: Joey Hulbert

Debarked logs on the processing chain to the primary breakdown bandsaw. Photo Credit: William Kirkham.

Kilns at a mill used for drying processed timber material before shipment. Photo credit: Joey Hulbert

Ground based LiDAR scan of forest structure. Photo credit: Jonathan Batchelor

OSU campus sequoias dusted with snow, December 2013. Photo Credit: Lacey Jeroue

Western gall rust and dwarf mistletoe on lodgepoll pine in the Cascade Mountains, Oregon. Photo Credit: Joey Hulbert

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What is WFGRS?

The annual Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium (WFGRS), hosted by Oregon State University’s College of Forestry (COF), showcases current graduate student research. The purpose of this symposium is to promote academic excellence by challenging students to present their work to and receive feedback from their academic and professional peers on their proposed and current research from a diverse audience, fostering student engagement, enthusiasm, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Topics stretch across the realm of forests including ecology, forest management, forest products, human uses, and interconnections between the two in forest settings. WFGRS works to communicate an array of research projects spanning all three departments of OSU’s COF: Forest Ecosystems & Society, Forest Engineering, Resources & Management, and Wood Science & Engineering.


Want to Attend?

Participation and attendance is open to everyone. The one-day symposium will be held at the Memorial Union (rooms TBA), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331.

Submit an Abstract

Presentations will be limited to graduate students in fields related to forestry. Abstract submissions can be completed online.

The Organizers

The event is organized entirely by College of Forestry graduate students. Click here to contact the organizers.

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