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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

Dog Poop Pickup Day - Join Us!

Please join us for our biannual dog poop pickup day on June 25th from 9:00-1:00 and keep the momentum for clean trails rolling! 

Here at the OSU Research Forests, we know what it means to love a trail. For us, it is about more than just enjoying the trail – it’s about taking care of it as best we can. We know our awesome visitors share these values, and that is why we are counting on your help.

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Smile and Say "Woof!" - Dog Photos Needed!

We will be tabling a booth at the all-day doggie event Poocha-Paw-Looza on June 4th, and we want to display awesome photos of you and your pups spending time on the Research Forests. Check out the flyer for more info, and thank you for your help!

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The 2016 Spring Newsletter is here!

Inside you'll find tons of information about research projects and upcoming forest management activities, as well as updates on the recreation program and information of upcoming happenings on the OSU Research Forests.  Check it out!  

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Forestry Events

20Jun2018

Sensitivity of Forest Structure Estimation to UAS-Based Data Processing Algorithms at Richardson Hall

Bonifasius Y. Lody Maturbongs, MS Candidate, Sustainable Forest Management graduate program Major Professor: Michael Wing View on site | Email this…
27Jun2018

Coos County Herbicide Cost-Share Pesticide Safety Class at Coos County Anex

If you’re participating in the county-wide herbicide cost share program this year, this is a required class for you. Two classes will be offered; they are exactly the same so…
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…