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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

January Monthly Newsletter

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!

December Monthly Newsletter is Here!

With 2018 coming to a close, we'd like to acknowledge all the wonderful relationships that help keep this program running. In the December newsletter read about our "Trail Use" partnership with other local organizations, all the fantastic volunteers, donors and stewards and what they contribute to the College Forests, and meet some of the student workers who joined us this year!

November Monthly Newsletter is Here!

With this monthly newsletter we are excited to announce the publication of the 2017-18 Recreation Study Report for the OSU Research Forests! Read all about the report, important information regarding maintaining trails in wet weather, and our semi-annual dog poop pick-up workparty in this month's newsletter!

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Forestry Events

19Jan2019

Willamette Valley Bird Symposium at CH2M Hill Alumni Center

An annual, day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds. This year we are offering FREE admission for 7-12 students! 7-12 students who…
24Jan2019

2019 Starker Lecture Series: Tribal Forestry from Reservation to Restoration at Whiteside Theater

Film: Teachings of the Tree People: The Work of Bruce Miller "The trees were our first teachers." Nationally acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader, Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay) interpreted the…
04Feb2019

What Are Government Jobs Like? Ask Insiders. (Sciences-Focus) at Agricultural & Life Sciences Building

Wonder how to get your foot in the door with the government? Tips for applications? What it's really like working there? How to go from seasonal to full time? What…
07Feb2019

Outdoor Jobs: Early Career Stories (Employer Q&A) at Agricultural & Life Sciences Building

Wonder what it's like to work outside of an office? Whether on a farm, out in the wilderness, working with animals, taking scientific samples, etc. this Q&A discussion with early…
13Feb2019

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

History of Tribal Forestry in Oregon: Reservation-Termination-Restoration-Transformation This presentation will provide background on how the reservations and tribal forest programs in Oregon were established, some terminated/restored and transformed through the…