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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Fire in the Sky" Photo Credit: Garrett Meigs

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Paulina Lake in June - one of the twin crater lakes in Newberry Crater, Central 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

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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 (2nd floor), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331.

Submit an Abstract

Presentations will be limited to graduate students in fields related to forestry. In order to present at the symposium, Abstract submissions must be completed online prior to March 24th, 2017. 

The Organizers

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

Win a Prize

Each year, the top three oral and poster presentations are awarded pizes. This year's first place prizes are handbuilt, USA-made hatchets from the Northwest Axe Company.

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