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 Get Outdoors Day, reforestation, and celebrate all the...

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

The OSU Research Forest is excited to help support and spread the word about the College of...

Forest Updates

Bug's Life Harvest:

The Bug's Life Harvest begins tomorrow, May 27 on the McDonald Forest.

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Rain, rain, and more rain these days! Reminder to abide by our wet trail policy and please stay off of muddy trails...

The McDonald Forest 50K trail run is happening Saturday, 5/7/2022, throughout the McDonald Forest.

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A legacy of impact