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, learn what trees can tell us about the past and dive into the unique history of the...

This month's newsletter takes a closer look at the Forest Discovery Program and explores...

Have you ever wondered about the fish of the Oak Creek Watershed? What about why the OSU...

Forest Updates

Posted 10/23/2020    Cameron Road Closures Lifted

Harvest operations for Cameron CTL are...

Posted 10/21/2020 Bingo VRRH Harvest Starting Wednesday, 10/22

Bingo VRRH Harvest...

-UPDATE- 09.30.20

Herbicide treatments are completed and Peavy Arboretum is now open.

The OSU Research Forests...

A legacy of impact