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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

Dog Poop Pickup Day - Join Us!

Please join us for our biannual dog poop pickup day on June 25th from 9:00-1:00 and keep the momentum for clean trails rolling! 

Here at the OSU Research Forests, we know what it means to love a trail. For us, it is about more than just enjoying the trail – it’s about taking care of it as best we can. We know our awesome visitors share these values, and that is why we are counting on your help.

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Smile and Say "Woof!" - Dog Photos Needed!

We will be tabling a booth at the all-day doggie event Poocha-Paw-Looza on June 4th, and we want to display awesome photos of you and your pups spending time on the Research Forests. Check out the flyer for more info, and thank you for your help!

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The 2016 Spring Newsletter is here!

Inside you'll find tons of information about research projects and upcoming forest management activities, as well as updates on the recreation program and information of upcoming happenings on the OSU Research Forests.  Check it out!  

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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…