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 review important rules for visiting the forest safely during...

In this month's newsletters, we thank our amazing CORE Volunteers, explain how you can support...

In this month's newsletter, we talk about unauthorized trail use and review important wet...

Forest Updates

 

Beginning on Jan. 21, 2021, the Forest Discovery Trail will be closed for safety...

218A NE Alsea Controlled Elk Hunt Active through January 31st on the Dunn Forest

The 218A NE Alsea...

FOREST UPDATE: 12/30/2020

Starting tomorrow 12/31/20 the 800 road and parking area will open for recreation use....

A legacy of impact