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Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

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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.

Trailheads can get congested, so check out this webpage for tips in planning your next trip to the Research Forests!

Announcements

February Monthly Newsletter is Here!

Put on your learning caps because we've got some fun, informative articles coming to you in the February Newsletter! Read about the OSU Research Forests' newest arrivals - Douglas-fir seedlings: how they're grown, planted, and who takes the incredible job of reforestation.

Got questions about cougars? We've got answers for you in the February Newsletter!

January Monthly Newsletter is Here!

Januar'y newsletter is packed with information to help you plan your trips to the forest. This includes the 2019 Timber Harvest Schedule, parking updates for Oak Creek and Lewisburg Saddle, and last but not least we have a new interactive webmap on its way!                                             Stay tuned!

December Monthly Newsletter is Here!

With 2018 coming to a close, we'd like to acknowledge all the wonderful relationships that help keep this program running. In the December newsletter read about our "Trail Use" partnership with other local organizations, all the fantastic volunteers, donors and stewards and what they contribute to the College Forests, and meet some of the student workers who joined us this year!

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Forestry Events

20Feb2019

Georgia Pacific Industry Tour at Georgia Pacific

The winter term College of Forestry Industry Tour will be at Georgia Pacific's Philomath Lumber location. We will go on a tour with Procurement Forester, Sean Hart and then hear…
06Mar2019

2019 Starker Lecture Series: Tribal Forestry from Reservation to Restoration at LaSells Stewart Center

First Foods Management Approach of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Historically, western management approaches have often struggled to make clear and direct links between natural resource management…
10Apr2019

2019 Starker Lecture Series: Tribal Forestry from Reservation to Restoration at LaSells Stewart Center

Coquille Tribal Forestry; Seeing the Forest through a Cultural Lens Coquille Tribal Forest Lands total 9,000 acres; located in two counties, on 20 discrete parcels, and within three south coast…
30May2019

2019 Starker Lecture Series: Tribal Forestry from Reservation to Restoration at Siletz Tribal Community & Cultural Center

Capstone Field Trip More information available on the event website. View on site | Email this…