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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!

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Profiles in Volunteering

Do you recognize these troublemakers? You have probably seen them out on the trail, blowing leaves, patching gravel, and keeping culverts and ditches flowing. Each of these volunteers donates 8 hours a week to maintain and improve our trail system. Together, they donated almost 800 hours to the College Forests recreation program in 2012. Seriously, they are a hard-working and safe team, they get a lot done, and they never seem to lose their sense of humor!

Ryan Brown starts as new recreation manager

Ryan Brown is the new recreation manager for College Forests, replacing Chris Jackson. She has worked for the Forest Service for the last 13 years, first on the Willamette National Forest as a recreation and wilderness ranger on Detroit Ranger District, then later as a recreation planner, wilderness trail crew leader, and volunteer coordinator on the Middle Fork Ranger District. Please welcome Ryan to Corvallis!

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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…