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

This month's newsletter takes a look back on 2019 and all that was accomplished, as well as some...

In the October newsletter we share the inside scoop on the October 4th Extension Master...

In this month's newsletter, we're proud to show off our CORE Volunteer Trail Crew and everything...

Forest Updates

Post-harvest road work has moved on to the 600 Road system and the 500 and 582 Roads on the McDonald Forest, and will be...

Over the past several weeks, there have been four instances of shattered car-window glass found at trailheads (three times...

A legacy of impact