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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!

Announcements

March Monthly Newsletter is Here!

This month, we're proud to showcase two of our College of Forestry faculty and some of their contributions to forest-related research. First, we have Emeritus Professor in Ecophysiology, Barbara Lachenbruch, who shares valuable knowledge regarding poison oak encounters. Then there's Associate Dean of Student Success, Randy Rosenberger, with his recently published findings: how outdoor recreation reduces health care spending. Read about all of this and more in the March Newsletter!

February Monthly Newsletter is Here!

Put on your learning caps because we've got some fun, informative articles coming to you in the February Newsletter! Read about the OSU Research Forests' newest arrivals - Douglas-fir seedlings: how they're grown, planted, and who takes the incredible job of reforestation.

Got questions about cougars? We've got answers for you in the February Newsletter!

January Monthly Newsletter is Here!

Januar'y newsletter is packed with information to help you plan your trips to the forest. This includes the 2019 Timber Harvest Schedule, parking updates for Oak Creek and Lewisburg Saddle, and last but not least we have a new interactive webmap on its way!                                             Stay tuned!

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Forestry Events

20Mar2019

Spread of Swiss Needle Cast in the Oregon Coast Range at Richardson Hall

Andrew Russo, M.F. Candidate, Sustainable Forest Management graduate program Major Professor: David Shaw View on site | Email this…
10Apr2019

2019 Starker Lecture Series: Tribal Forestry from Reservation to Restoration at LaSells Stewart Center

Coquille Tribal Forestry; Seeing the Forest through a Cultural Lens Coquille Tribal Forest Lands total 9,000 acres; located in two counties, on 20 discrete parcels, and within three south coast…
30May2019

2019 Starker Lecture Series: Tribal Forestry from Reservation to Restoration at Siletz Tribal Community & Cultural Center

Capstone Field Trip More information available on the event website. View on site | Email this…