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. Learn more about the work on our research forests.

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Check out our updated timber harvests for the remainder of the 2023 calendar year into 2024....

Forest Updates

Applications for the Spring Turkey Hunt will be open through January 31st. ...

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