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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

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

23May2018

Starker Lecture Series at LaSells Stewart Center

How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees respond to climate. Constance (Connie) Harrington Research…
25May2018

Analysis of Tree Species Selection Across Municipalities in the Pacific Northwest at Richardson Hall

Joshua Petter – Forest Ecosystems and Society M.S. Defense. Josh is completing his M.S. under the guidance of major professor Dr. Paul Ries. Free and open to the public. …
25May2018

Human-guided v. Automated Supervised Classifications of Ponderosa Pine Plantations in the Willamette Valley at Richardson Hall

Audrey Riddell, MS Candidate, Sustainable Forest Management graduate program Major Professors: Stephen Fitzgerald & Bogdan Strimbu View on site | Email this…
29May2018

Behavior and Assessment of Mobile Anchors in Cable Yarding Systems at Joyce Collin Furman Hall

Clay Mancuso, MF Candidate, Sustainable Forest Management graduate program Major Professor: Ben Leshchinsky View on site | Email this…
29May2018

Wildlife Ecologist- A Program Exposing Girl Scouts to Life Science and Outdoor STEM Activities at Joyce Collin Furman Hall

Tiffany Minder’s MNR defense, “Wildlife Ecologist- A Program Exposing Girl Scouts to Life Science and Outdoor STEM Activities” View on site | Email this…