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Study: Millions of zombie trees occupy Oregon’s national forests

Nov. 18, 2015  • 

Meet the standing dead. Millions upon millions of gray ghosts blackened by fire, ravaged by insects and disease, or dead from lack of water.

Tree Power: Poplars to Fuel Pacific Northwest Bioenergy Industry.

Nov. 24, 2014  • 

A biofuels industry is coming to the Pacific Northwest and it’s making partners out of gridiron rivals. Rick Gustafson is certain that poplar trees will soon power cars, trucks, and even airplanes.

Classroom Resources for Teachers and Forestry Educators

Feb. 17, 2014  • provides educators with easily accessible sources of credible information that aligns with state standards and benchmarks for social science and science. The website was developed by OFRI in response to teacher feedback.

A Nickel’s Worth of Forestry Education

Jan. 13, 2014  • 

Douglas County landowners Rick and Audrey Barnes were recently honored as Oregon’s 2013 “Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year” at Oregon Tree Farm System’s annual awards luncheon held at the WorldForestry Center in Portland.

When Rick and Audrey Barnes purchased 1,262 acres on Nickel Mountain in southwest Oregon, they had no idea of the educational opportunities it would provide. Rick and Audrey purchased the property for the timber asset; however, the property is home of the largest nickel mine in North America.