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 the May newsletter, learn about some of the risks that the OSU Research Forests are expecting...

Wondering where harvest activities are happening on the Forest? Wonder no more with our new...

This month, we're proud to showcase two of our College of Forestry faculty and some of their...

Current Activities

Phase 2 PLC Cleanup 2019 Harvest Information

Approximate Closure Duration:  4/17/...

The Spring Turkey Hunt is currently underway on the Dunn Forest through May 31st.  Out of the 97 people who applied, 50 were...

Peavy Arboretum will be closed from 5:00am-12:00pm on Monday, 5/20/2019 for herbicide application in select areas.  All road...

A legacy of impact