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.

News + Activities

In the October newsletter we share the inside scoop on the October 4th Extension Master...

In this month's newsletter, we're proud to show off our CORE Volunteer Trail Crew and everything...

This month's newsletter provides a view into the Five-year Trails Action Plan, what we've...

Forest Updates

Approximate Closure Duration:  10/14/2019-10/18/2019
Closed Roads: 6021.1 and all...

You are invited to join the OSU Research Forests and the Ferrell Family in celebrating the life and work of Forest Ecologist...

The Cody Clear Harvest has been completed on the 700, 760 and 761 Roads, and visitors are welcome to use the area.  Please...

A legacy of impact