The OSU College of Forestry's Research Forests include network of ten forest tracts spread throughout Oregon, totaling 15,000 acres.  These forests are used for teaching, research, demonstration, and outreach education.   These Research Forests serve as living laboratories for the College of Forestry's world class researchers to study everything from aquatic ecology to silviculture methods to harvesting techniques, as well as providing an outdoor classroom for our students.  The Research Forests are sustainably managed as working forests to provide a suite of environmental, economic, and social benefits.  The local community uses the McDonald and Dunn Forests for hiking, dog walking, trail running, mountain biking, horseback riding and family adventures, visiting more than 155,000 times each year.  Our staff manages all aspects of forest operations, including the timber program, forest roads, conservation of natural and cultural resources, recreation, community engagement, and support for student learning and forest research.  Our Business Office is located at Peavy Arboretum.