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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

18Sep2018

College of Forestry Trees & Tie Dye at Richardson Hall

Join us for treats and refreshments and make your own CoF tie dye t-shirt! Then walk with us to convocation at 3:00 p.m. Gather with your fellow classmates and participate…
18Sep2018

Celebration Of The Life And Career Of Thomas Maness at Forestry Club Cabin, Peavy Arboretum

Join the College of Forestry as we celebrate the life and career of Dean Thomas Maness View on site | Email this…
19Sep2018

Annual Ring at Forestry Club Cabin

Welcome new College of Forestry undergraduate students! Food, games, logging sports demo, hiking, fun at the Club Cabin! The bus will leave promptly at 10:30am from Benton Place on the…
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…