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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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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!

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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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…