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

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

The July Newsletter is packed with awesome photos from Get Outdoors Day, updates about...

In the May newsletter, learn about some of the risks that the OSU Research Forests are expecting...

Current Activities

The 582 CTL Harvest is now complete, and visitors are welcome to use the 582 Road near Powder House Trail.  However, the...

Horse Buggy and Maple Syrup Harvest Information

Approximate Closure Duration:  ...

West Fork Part II Harvest Information

Approximate Closure Duration:  August 5, 2019...

A legacy of impact