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

We feature a special harvesting method, highlight developments with our Forest Discovery Program...

We're excited to announce the return of our recreation services, provide an update on Get...

What can you expect to see in the forest during the spring? What challenges impacted planting...

Forest Updates

FOREST UPDATE: 08/03/2021

540 Oak Project Harvest Starts Tomorrow 8/4

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FOREST UPDATE 8/3/21

Harvest operations for the Dunn 100 and Dunn 190 units are complete. Some road work still needs...

Unfortunately we learned about two car break-ins over the weekend: one near Lewisburg Saddle and the other at Oak Creek....

A legacy of impact