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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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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

19Jan2019

Willamette Valley Bird Symposium at CH2M Hill Alumni Center

An annual, day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds. This year we are offering FREE admission for 7-12 students! 7-12 students who…