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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

12Sep2018

OSU-Cascades Graduate Programs Open House at OSU-Cascades Graduate & Research Center

Join us for an open house and learn more about graduate degrees in counseling, teaching and creative writing at Oregon State University – Cascades. Meet admissions staff, financial aid representatives,…
18Sep2018

Trees & Tie Dye at Richardson Hall

Join us for treats and refreshments and make your own CoF tie dye t-shirt! Then walk with us to convocation at 3:00 p.m. Gather with your fellow classmates and participate…
19Sep2018

Annual Ring at Forestry Club Cabin

Welcome new College of Forestry undergraduate students! Food, games, logging sports demo, hiking, fun at the Club Cabin! The bus will leave promptly at 10:30am from Benton Place on the…
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…
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…