New!
Outcomes from our Workshop – Integrating working forests and wood products into the circular economy.
Jan 21-22, 2020 in Seattle

New Reports

Effective Uses of Forest-Derived Products to Reduce Carbon Emissions

This updated research on the uses of forest-derived products summarizes the impacts of forests, forest products, and biofuels on carbon mitigation based on 22 years of research by CORRIM. Effective …

Life Cycle Assessment of Biochar Produced From Forest Residues Using Portable Systems

Portable biochar systems are economical means to utilize forest residues as an alternative to slash burning. In this study, the environmental impacts of biochar produced from forest residues using three …

New Life Cycle Assessments and Peer Reviewed publications for wood products available

We recently completed Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) using new survey data from manufacturing facilities across the U.S. for Lumber, Plywood, Laminated Veneer Lumber, I-Joists, Oriented Strand Board, Laminated Strand Lumber, …

In the News

Introducing the CLTree

http://forestryandconservation.tumblr.com/post/183121059745/deans-message-introducing-the-cltree

Using Tiny Bits of Trees to Save The Forest

In this talk Michael Goergen discusses how to help forests and the environment using cellulosic nanotechnology. Michael Goergen joined the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) in September of …

Healthy Demand for Southern Timber Ensures Forested Lands Remain Forested

The evidence is clear: Demand for forest products—including wood pellets, wood chips and other renewable wood resources used to generate energy—is associated with more, not less, productive forests. http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/15210/healthy-demand-for-southern-timber-ensures-forested-lands-remain-forested   …

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

This full CLT building houses a biomass heating system, fueled by wood chips from forest health projects in Plumas County, to provide sustainable heat to the Health and Human Services …

Oregon State University’s New Mass Timber Building

The new Peavy Hall, Oregon State’s Forest Science Complex is under construction.  The complex will demonstrate innovative uses of wood in building design and showcase different engineered wood products and materials …

NHERI TallWood Project

With global urbanization trends, the demands for tall residential and mixed-use buildings in the range of 8~20 stories are increasing. One new structural system in this height range are tall …