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'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...

This month, we meet the Research Forests' new Recreation and Engagement Manager and learn about...

Forest Updates

190 Dunn CC Harvest Information

Approximate Closure Duration:  1 month
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Davie Crockett 2 Harvest Information:

Approximate Closure Duration:  1 month...

Rocky Road and Blitz 210 harvests will begin tomorrow, June 8

Rocky Road Harvest Information:...

A legacy of impact