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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

End of the Year Giving: Give Back to the Forests You Love!

As the end of the year approaches, give back to the forests you love! Click here to learn more about what it means to be a member of Forest Connection.


OSU Research Forests 2015 Spring-Summer Newsletter

This newsletter is full of information about new trails, harvest operations, ecological restoration, volunteer efforts, forest events, and much more! Read this spring-summer issue to stay up-to-date about what is exciting and new on the OSU Research Forests, and learn how you can get involved!

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.

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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…