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 newsletter we update you on the forest management plan process, highlight new trail...

In this newsletter we update you on Get Outdoors Day, reforestation, and celebrate all the...

In this newsletter we share our 2022 harvest schedule, highlight prescribed fire training on the...

Forest Updates

Please note that there will be no Intensive Management Trail access from the parking lot during the harvest. 

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Harvest operations for the Crow's Nest harvest unit on the McDonald Forest are completed as of 8/16/22 and closures have...

The recreational use advisory has been lifted for Cronemiller Lake, but Oregon Heath Authority (OHA) advises dog owners to...

A legacy of impact