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 month's newsletter, we talk about unauthorized trail use and review important wet...

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...

Forest Updates

As we move in to the 2020-21 trail work season, the number of COVID-19 cases statewide is spiking...

The OSU Research Forests will begin slash pile burning on the McDonald and Dunn Forests soon.

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Posted 11/06/2020    600 Road Closures Lifted

Harvest operations for BINGO...

A legacy of impact