Forest Connection

Join Forest Connection in two easy steps (10 minutes of your time): 

1. Sign up for the program by clicking here! Tell us a little about yourself and indicate your level of giving.

2. Make your donation through the OSU Foundation by clicking here...

    • Choose Option # 1 – I’m Making a Gift
    • Enter the gift amount you selected in Step 1
    • Under I Want to Give to copy and paste the following into the field labeled Area you’d like to support: "4100-404100 - Research Forest Recreation Fund"
    • Provide the requested information to make your donation via credit card

    Or write a check made payable to "OSU Foundation," including  "4100-404100 - Research Forest Recreation Fund" in the memo line.  Mail your check to:

             OSU Foundation
             850 SW 35th St.
             Corvallis, OR 97333

    Soon after signing up, you should receive a thank you email from us and information on when to expect your gift!

    What are my options for donating?

     Join the Supporters


    Donation Amount

    Thank You Gift

    Pacific Yew


    Recognition plaque on forest

    Western Redcedar


    Bumper sticker, pin, and mug

    Oregon White Oak


    Bumper sticker, pin, and notebook

    Noble Fir


    Bumper sticker, pin, and reusable grocery bag



    Bumper sticker and pin

    Or, Commemorate an Event or Remember a Loved One

    • Dedicate a tree in Peavy Arboretum
    • Sponsor dog bins and bags at popular trails
    • Donate a bench or picnic table
    • Install an artisan bike rack
    • Sponsor an interpretive sign
    For more information about the program, please see our flier: Forest Connection Donation Information. For information specifically about commemoirative benches, see our Commemorative Benches Flier.


    Become a Member of Forest Connection and Support Recreation on the OSU Research Forests

    Forest Connection is a program that allows visitors to make a donation to the Recreation and Engagement Program while furthering their connections to the OSU Research Forests through Forest Connection member events, project updates, a quarterly newsletter, and much more. The funds given through Forest Connection will enhance the mission of the Recreation and Engagement Program to support and promote an integrated community made up of residents, schools, organizations, the College of Forestry and OSU by offering a high quality local recreation destination and interactive opportunities to learn about forests. 

    Our vision is to offer a variety of enjoyable opportunities for a diverse set of forest visitors to participate in close-to-home recreation and learning activities in a forested environment; a place where residents feel comfortable engaging in outdoor activities with their neighbors and friends, and come away learning something new about forests.

    In order to achieve this mission, the Recreation and Engagement Program focuses on integrating the OSU Research Forests into the fabric of the local community, offering a diversity of high quality, safe, and sustainable recreation opportunities, and managing recreation to be consistent with OSU College of Forestry goals. 

    As a member of Forest Connection, your contribution to the Recreation and Engagement Program through the OSU Foundation will:

    • Create new recreation opportunities for all to enjoy.
    • Support community engagement and learning about the natural world.
    • Ensure recreation investments are cared for into the future.