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

This hunt will last until November 4th with an extended youth weekend occurring on November 5th and 6th.

You may or...

The annual Condor 25k trail run is this Sunday, October 2nd. Expect to see race participants, volunteers, and administrative...

OSU Research Forest is excited to host a demonstration event for the AdvenChair, an all-terrain wheelchair.

The event...

A legacy of impact