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

In this month's newsletter, learn how forest managers are using new technology in the field,...

In this month's newsletter you'll find the 2020 Harvest Details Table and links to visit our...

This month's newsletter takes a look back on 2019 and all that was accomplished, as well as some...

Forest Updates

Hi, folks. A car break-in was reported in Peavy Arboretum Wednesday, 1/22/2020. Benton County Sheriff's Office has been...

Monday afternoon, an OSU Research Forest student employee spotted a cougar near the 580/584 road junction (...

Applications for the Spring Turkey Hunt are open today through January 31st! ...

A legacy of impact