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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

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.

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!  

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Forestry Events

01Oct2018

CoF Undergraduate Research Clinic at Strand Agriculture Hall

There are numerous undergraduate student research opportunities on campus and this clinic will provide you an overview of the various programs you can apply to, the benefits, and some skills…
04Oct2018

Society of American Foresters Convention, College of Forestry Alumni Reception at Double Tree Portland

Join the College of Forestry for our annual alumni reception as part of the SAF Convetion. View on site | Email this…
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…
24Oct2018

Handshake 101 Workshop at Strand Agriculture Hall

Handshake is a valuable tool that connect you to career events, employers, jobs and Career Development Center counselors. This workshop will show you the benefits of using Handshake and guide…
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…