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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!

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Winter Research Forests Newsletter is Here!

Check out our winter newsletter to learn about forest management, research, and recreation updates on the OSU Research Forests!  

Our Summer Newsletter is Here!

Our summer newsletter is packed with information about upcoming forest events, the Peavy Arboretum Fire, forest management and harvest operations, changes to the hunt program, and a research project beginning this fall that will affect you! Read all about the Recreation and Engagement Program and the many awesome projects it manages, get the latest scoop on dog poop, see some adorable photos from National Get Outdoors Day, and learn how to give back to the forest you love.

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Check Out These Family Friendly Hikes!

Planning your next hike? Check out this brochure for descriptions of some of our most popular trails that are moderately easy hikes!

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Forestry Events

25Oct2018

Selling your logs at Coos County OSU Extension Office

This evening workshop covers the basics of timber harvesting and timber sale management for small woodland owners. Topics include harvesting systems, harvesting costs, safety, sale types, steps on a timber…