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Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

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Welcome to the OSU Research Forests!

The OSU Research Forests were donated to the College of Forestry to serve as a living laboratory and outdoor classroom for students, researchers and managers to learn about forest ecosystems and management. OSU utilizes the Research Forests to find new ways to sustainably manage forests for conservation, education, business, and recreation.

Our forests proudly serve as a refuge for the community to connect with nature, learn about our ecosystems, and enjoy favorite outdoor activities. All operations on the forests – including recreation and trails – are self-funded through timber harvests.

Trailheads can get congested, so check out this webpage for tips in planning your next trip to the Research Forests!

Announcements

October Monthly Newsletter is Here!

Check out what happened in September, including the addition of our newest staff member, Karen DeWofle, and the Pacific Logging Congress' 8th Live In-Woods Show; and this month is bringing us information about dog waste on trails, a new georeferenced map, and other important updates, all in the October newsletter! 

September Monthly Newsletter is Here!

Ever wonder what managers think about when designing clear-cuts on the OSU Research Forests? Or where our cool interpretive signs come from? In the September newsletter we want to share with you what drives management decisions on the Forests we all love!

August Monthly Newsletter is Here!

Get all your Forest updates in the August newsletter:

This September, the Dunn Forest is honored to host the 2018 Live In-Woods Show presented by the Pacific Logging Congress; in order to keep the Arboretum safe for visitors and to reduce future maintenance costs, several dead and dying trees were felled to prevent the possibility of them falling on their own; and on Thursday, July 12th, family and friends, students and faculty said goodbye to Thomas Maness, our Dean of the College of Forestry since 2012.

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Forestry Events

16Oct2018

Peace Corps Information Session at Strand Hall

It’s never too early to learn more about Peace Corps service, and how your forestry skills can be put to work to help people in another country. While students typically…
19Oct2018

Forestry Fieldtrip - BLM Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area at Snell Hall/Mu East

Join us for a trip to visit the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Meredith Matherly, Education Program Coordinator, will guide us on a tour of lighthouse and the grounds. We’ll…
19Oct2018

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series at Learning Innovation Center (LINC)

Toward the Inevitable Fusion: Research at the Crossroads of Ethics, Ecology, and Social Science Professor Michael Nelson, Oregon State University View on site | Email this…
20Oct2018

College of Forestry Homecoming Tailgate Celebration at Crop Science Building

The College of Forestry welcomes you for food, beer, wine and conversation before heading over to the stadium to support the Beavers as they take on California. View on…
23Oct2018

CoF Graduate Student Council meeting at Strand Agriculture Hall

Meeting topic: Identify students interested in officer roles for 2018-19. View on site | Email this…