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

Enjoy our winter newsletter, filled with stories about forest management, recreation highlights...

In this newsletter, we highlight pollinator research on the McDonald-Dunn, provide updates on...

Forest Updates

Tuesday, January 31st is the last day to apply for the Dunn Forest spring turkey hunt....

There is a large event scheduled for Sunday, January 29th at the Forestry Club Cabin. Expect increased traffic and very...

Road work along the 540 road system is complete and Banzai Trail is now fully open. Enjoy!

A legacy of impact