Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests


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.

Trailheads can get congested, so check out this webpage for tips in planning your next trip to the Research Forests!


January Monthly Newsletter is Here!

Januar'y newsletter is packed with information to help you plan your trips to the forest. This includes the 2019 Timber Harvest Schedule, parking updates for Oak Creek and Lewisburg Saddle, and last but not least we have a new interactive webmap on its way!                                             Stay tuned!

December Monthly Newsletter is Here!

With 2018 coming to a close, we'd like to acknowledge all the wonderful relationships that help keep this program running. In the December newsletter read about our "Trail Use" partnership with other local organizations, all the fantastic volunteers, donors and stewards and what they contribute to the College Forests, and meet some of the student workers who joined us this year!

November Monthly Newsletter is Here!

With this monthly newsletter we are excited to announce the publication of the 2017-18 Recreation Study Report for the OSU Research Forests! Read all about the report, important information regarding maintaining trails in wet weather, and our semi-annual dog poop pick-up workparty in this month's newsletter!


Forestry Events


Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium at Richardson Hall

The annual Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium (WFGRS), hosted by Oregon State University’s College of Forestry (CoF), showcases current graduate student research. The purpose of this symposium is to promote…

Student Services Career Tour at Holiday Tree Farm

Join us for a trip to Holiday Tree Farm, Oregon's largest Christmas tree farm. We will take a tour of the Christmas tree fields and container nursery with the Holiday…

2019 Starker Lecture Series: Tribal Forestry from Reservation to Restoration at Siletz Tribal Community & Cultural Center

Capstone Field Trip More information available on the event website. View on site | Email this…

Mentored Employment Program Presentations at Richardson Hall

This year's Mentored Employment Program students and faculty mentors will present their research and discuss the benefits of being involved in the program! Open to College of Forestry Faculty, Staff…