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Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
Our goals: Cultivate healthy forests, communities and business with more sustainable wood composite materials, and smarter design and construction methods.

Outreach Projects

In addition to the stellar facilities and courses offered through the University of Idaho, Moscow campus, renewable materials students also have access to resources at Washington State University, located eight miles to the west in Pullman, Washington. This extremely successful partnership gives you a competitive advantage, with access to more abundant and rich educational and research-based opportunities.

Collaboration in Action: Coalition for Advanced Housing and Forest Products
Together the University of Idaho and Washington State University participate in research through the Coalition for Advanced Housing and Forest Products. Currently research is being conducted into a number of important areas of forest products, including the development and application of new wood products from under-utilized species of wood

Specialized equipment and facilities on campus such as a machine and wood shops for preparation of wood samples, fixtures, and test setup allow teams to examine and identify more cost-effective strategies for the enhancement of wood properties for specific end-uses, the preparation of woody biomass for the production of composites, including wood-plastic composites.

Composite Materials and Engineering Center
Additional research is being conducted in collaboration with the personnel and facilities at Washington State University’s high-tech Composite Materials & Engineering Center (CMEC).