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're proud to show off our CORE Volunteer Trail Crew and everything...

This month's newsletter provides a view into the Five-year Trails Action Plan, what we've...

The July Newsletter is packed with awesome photos from Get Outdoors Day, updates about...

Forest Updates

Student Logging Training Program Harvest Information
Approximate Closure Duration:  ...

Several harvests have been completed, including Maple Syrup, Horse Buggy, and RIP Prosser.  Visitors are welcome to use the...

The Deer/Elk Bow Hunt will be occurring on the Dunn Forest from 8/24-9/22.  Out of the 99 people who applied, 50 were...

A legacy of impact