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, we share some exciting new additions to the Forest Discovery Program and provide...

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...

Forest Updates

02/15/21
 
The ice storm brought down numerous trees which are...

02/13/2021

Last night's rain and ice storm brought down many trees and...

A legacy of impact