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 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...

This month we take a look at diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor recreation. Special...

Forest Updates

-UPDATE- 09.29.20

Peavy Arboretum will be closed tomorrow, September 30, 2020, for herbicide treatments to control...

The OSU Research Forests plan to spray for invasive plant species, such as Himalayan blackberry, along the Highway 99 power...

The Oregon State University Research Forests will be open for all uses beginning on Friday, Sept. 18, at 1:00 p.m....

A legacy of impact