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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

The Right Trail Website Launches!

The Right Trail, a trails mapping website for Benton County has just launched. This collaborative project is a free resource for public trails, where everyone from casual visitors to serious outdoor recreationists can search for new places to run, walk the dog, watch birds, or find family-friendly natural areas. Site visitors use tools including interactive maps and a sortable selection of recreation activities to find trails that best meet their needs and interests.

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Summer College Forests Newsletter!

Our summer newsletter has lots of great information about recent College Forests happenings and upcoming forest management, research activities, and recreation projects.  Check it out here!

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Upcoming Forest Management Activities on the College Forests

Check out our Current Activities page to learn more about McDonald and Dunn Forest management activities this spring and how they may affect your use of the area.

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Forestry Events

19Jan2019

Willamette Valley Bird Symposium at CH2M Hill Alumni Center

An annual, day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds. This year we are offering FREE admission for 7-12 students! 7-12 students who…