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 this newsletter, we send you heatfelt holiday wishes, provide a re-cap of our recreation...

In this newsletter we discuss how to recreate responsibly in wet weather, highlight exceptional...

In this newsletter we offer the scoop on poop, highlight our new kiosk maps, and provide tips on...

Forest Updates

Heads up! Tomorrow morning, January 25th,...

Spring Turkey Hunt Application Open

Applications for the Spring Turkey Hunt are now open through ...

The recent snow and rain brought down many trees and branches throughout the McDonald and Dunn Forests. We plan to address...

A legacy of impact