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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

25Apr2018

WSE Seminar Series: Danny Way, PhD Candidate

As a hygroscopic material, wood and wood-based composite materials are constantly exchanging moisture with the surrounding environment. Moisture affects nearly all physical and mechanical properties of wood making…
25Apr2018

Starker Lecture Series

Constance (Connie) Harrington Research Forester USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station   Forest managers face increasing uncertainty as to the environmental, economic and…
25Apr2018

Starker Lecture Series

Carlton N. Owen President & CEO U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities   As the world’s population continues to grow it is more critical…
30Apr2018

Salary Negotiation Workshop

If you don't know your own worth and value, don't expect someone else to calculate it for you! Learn how to ask for and get the salary and…
02May2018

Forestry Field Trip / Industry Tour

Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Urban Forestry Department …