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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!

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Profiles in Volunteering

Do you recognize these troublemakers? You have probably seen them out on the trail, blowing leaves, patching gravel, and keeping culverts and ditches flowing. Each of these volunteers donates 8 hours a week to maintain and improve our trail system. Together, they donated almost 800 hours to the College Forests recreation program in 2012. Seriously, they are a hard-working and safe team, they get a lot done, and they never seem to lose their sense of humor!

Ryan Brown starts as new recreation manager

Ryan Brown is the new recreation manager for College Forests, replacing Chris Jackson. She has worked for the Forest Service for the last 13 years, first on the Willamette National Forest as a recreation and wilderness ranger on Detroit Ranger District, then later as a recreation planner, wilderness trail crew leader, and volunteer coordinator on the Middle Fork Ranger District. Please welcome Ryan to Corvallis!

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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…