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 newsletter we discuss how to recreate responsibly in wet weather, highlight exceptional...

In this newsletter we offer the scoop on poop, highlight our new kiosk maps, and provide tips on...

In this newsletter, we introduce new student employees, highlight the Peavy Exploration Tour,...

Forest Updates

Salvage operations near the 700/720 gates are complete. The 700 and 720 gate access points are now open for your use and...

The OSU Research Forests completed road grading and the 500 and 600 roads are now open for public use.

However,...

The 600 road is now open!

A portion of the 500 road is still closed for road grading. We anticipate the 500 road...

A legacy of impact