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 update you on Get Outdoors Day, reforestation, and celebrate all the...

In this newsletter we share our 2022 harvest schedule, highlight prescribed fire training on the...

The OSU Research Forest is excited to help support and spread the word about the College of...

Forest Updates

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) West Oregon District will be entering into fire season Wednesday July 6th...

As you enjoy the OSU Research Forests on this 4th of July holiday weekend, remember that ALL types of fireworks...

Applications for the 2022 Dunn Forest Deer/Elk Archery Hunt, General Any Legal Weapon Deer Hunt, and Archery Controlled 218R...

A legacy of impact