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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

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 …