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

What can you expect to see in the forest during the spring? What challenges impacted planting...

This month, we meet the Research Forests' new Recreation and Engagement Manager and learn about...

This month, we share some exciting new additions to the Forest Discovery Program and provide...

Forest Updates

04/13/2021

OAK CREEK ROAD WORK AND CLOSURE ON APRIL 20th...

04/06/2021

The OSU Research Forests plan to spray harvest units as early as Monday, April 12, 2021.  Exact dates are...

3/30/2021

These sunny spring days means more and more of us are seeking outdoor opportunities! However, while...

A legacy of impact