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

Have you ever wondered about the fish of the Oak Creek Watershed? What about why the OSU...

This month we take a look at diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor recreation. Special...

This month, we recognize five graduating seniors for all of their hard work with the Forests. We...

Forest Updates

Update: Thanks to everyone who participated in the dog use survey - your input will help to inform our next...

Update:

Sadly, two more car break-ins were reported at Lewisburg Saddle on Friday, 7/24. Truly, our...

Harvest operations for Davie Crockett 1 and 4 are complete and visitors are welcome to use Firehouse Trail on the Cameron...

A legacy of impact