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 highlight pollinator research on the McDonald-Dunn, provide updates on...

In this newsletter we update you on the forest management plan process, highlight new trail...

In this newsletter we update you on Get Outdoors Day, reforestation, and celebrate all the...

Forest Updates

OSU Research Forests are beginning slash pile burning on the McDonald and Dunn Forests.
 
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Harvest operations for the Jackson Meadow Restoration harvest on the McDonald Forest are complete and closures have been...

This hunt will last until November 4th with an extended youth weekend occurring on November 5th and 6th.

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