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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

McDonald Forest open, not found to pose any special risk to pets

05/08/2015
CORVALLIS, Ore. – After further evaluation, officials at Oregon State University say there is no apparent geographic connection that would link dogs that had recently become ill with visitation to the McDonald Forest area north of Corvallis, and the area remains open for public use as usual.

2015 Trail Construction Plan Released!

You are invited to join us for breaking ground on the Vineyard Mountain Trail on Saturday, March 28th from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Winter Research Forests Newsletter

Read all about new and exciting developments on the Research Forests!  Inside, you'll see profiles of our student employees, read about 2014 accomplishments, the new Forest Connection program, what to expect regarding new trail construction and harvest activities this year, some history of the "post farm," a memorial for a forest friend, upcoming volunteer activities and more!  

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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…