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

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...

Wondering where harvest activities are happening on the Forest? Wonder no more with our new...

Current Activities

Benton County Public Works will be replacing a culvert on NW Oak Creek Drive starting on 7/22/2019.  The culvert is located...

Blacktail Thin Harvest Information

Approximate Closure Duration:  July 18, 2019—...

582 CTL Harvest Information

Approximate Closure Duration:  July 18, 2019—August 23...

A legacy of impact