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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

26Apr2019

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…
08May2019

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…
30May2019

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…
31May2019

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…