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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

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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!

Announcements

October Monthly Newsletter is Here!

Check out what happened in September, including the addition of our newest staff member, Karen DeWofle, and the Pacific Logging Congress' 8th Live In-Woods Show; and this month is bringing us information about dog waste on trails, a new georeferenced map, and other important updates, all in the October newsletter! 

September Monthly Newsletter is Here!

Ever wonder what managers think about when designing clear-cuts on the OSU Research Forests? Or where our cool interpretive signs come from? In the September newsletter we want to share with you what drives management decisions on the Forests we all love!

August Monthly Newsletter is Here!

Get all your Forest updates in the August newsletter:

This September, the Dunn Forest is honored to host the 2018 Live In-Woods Show presented by the Pacific Logging Congress; in order to keep the Arboretum safe for visitors and to reduce future maintenance costs, several dead and dying trees were felled to prevent the possibility of them falling on their own; and on Thursday, July 12th, family and friends, students and faculty said goodbye to Thomas Maness, our Dean of the College of Forestry since 2012.

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Forestry Events

19Jan2019

Willamette Valley Bird Symposium at CH2M Hill Alumni Center

An annual, day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds. This year we are offering FREE admission for 7-12 students! 7-12 students who…
24Jan2019

2019 Starker Lecture Series: Tribal Forestry from Reservation to Restoration at Whiteside Theater

Film: Teachings of the Tree People: The Work of Bruce Miller "The trees were our first teachers." Nationally acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader, Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay) interpreted the…
04Feb2019

What Are Government Jobs Like? Ask Insiders. (Sciences-Focus) at Agricultural & Life Sciences Building

Wonder how to get your foot in the door with the government? Tips for applications? What it's really like working there? How to go from seasonal to full time? What…
07Feb2019

Outdoor Jobs: Early Career Stories (Employer Q&A) at Agricultural & Life Sciences Building

Wonder what it's like to work outside of an office? Whether on a farm, out in the wilderness, working with animals, taking scientific samples, etc. this Q&A discussion with early…
13Feb2019

2019 Starker Lecture Series: Tribal Forestry from Reservation to Restoration at LaSells Stewart Center

History of Tribal Forestry in Oregon: Reservation-Termination-Restoration-Transformation This presentation will provide background on how the reservations and tribal forest programs in Oregon were established, some terminated/restored and transformed through the…