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.

News + Activities

We're excited to announce the return of our recreation services, provide an update on Get...

What can you expect to see in the forest during the spring? What challenges impacted planting...

This month, we meet the Research Forests' new Recreation and Engagement Manager and learn about...

Forest Updates

05/04/2021

Harvest operations for Cross CTL are complete and visitors can use the 6021 ...

Parking at the 200 gate on the Dunn Forest is closed to the public until further notice. This closure is needed to allow...

The McDonald Forest 50K trail run is happening this Saturday, 5/8/2021, throughout the McDonald Forest. Start and finish...

A legacy of impact