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 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,...

We feature a special harvesting method, highlight developments with our Forest Discovery Program...

Forest Updates

Starting Thursday, September, 16th, the Research Forests will begin Road Right of Way (ROW) felling preparations for a 2022...

Heads up! The Deer/Elk Bow Hunt on the Dunn Forest begins tomorrow, 8/28, and lasts until 9/26. The hunt picks up again from...

40 Oak Project and Big Easy harvests are complete and closures have been lifted. 

Some road work still needs to be...

A legacy of impact