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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

December Monthly Newsletter is Here!

With 2018 coming to a close, we'd like to acknowledge all the wonderful relationships that help keep this program running. In the December newsletter read about our "Trail Use" partnership with other local organizations, all the fantastic volunteers, donors and stewards and what they contribute to the College Forests, and meet some of the student workers who joined us this year!

November Monthly Newsletter is Here!

With this monthly newsletter we are excited to announce the publication of the 2017-18 Recreation Study Report for the OSU Research Forests! Read all about the report, important information regarding maintaining trails in wet weather, and our semi-annual dog poop pick-up workparty in this month's newsletter!

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! 

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Forestry Events

19Jan2019

Willamette Valley Bird Symposium at CH2M Hill Alumni Center

An annual, day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds. This year we are offering FREE admission for 7-12 students! 7-12 students who…