College Forests Monthly Newsletter

In this month's newsletter, we're proud to show off our CORE Volunteer Trail Crew and everything they do to keep our trails looking AMAZING! Read on for more information about our Alternative Transportation campaign and other special announcements.

This month's newsletter provides a view into the Five-year Trails Action Plan, what we've accomplished, and what's next! Read on for information about fire season. Find out what the OSU Research Forest does to mitigate fire risk, and what you can do!

The July Newsletter is packed with awesome photos from Get Outdoors Day, updates about graduating students, invasive species, and even more special announcements.

In the May newsletter, learn about some of the risks that the OSU Research Forests are expecting in relation to climate change, plan to join us on Get Outdoors Day, and meet Vanessa Heilmann, part of the Recreation Field Crew.

Wondering where harvest activities are happening on the Forest? Wonder no more with our new interactive webmap, featured in our April newsletter. Also join us in giving a fond farewell to our graduating student employees and tune in for a few announcements...

This month, we're proud to showcase two of our College of Forestry faculty and some of their contributions to forest-related research. First, we have Emeritus Professor in Ecophysiology, Barbara Lachenbruch, who shares valuable knowledge regarding poison oak encounters. Then there's Associate Dean of Student Success, Randy Rosenberger, with his recently published findings: how outdoor recreation reduces health care spending. Read about all of this and more in the March Newsletter!

Put on your learning caps because we've got some fun, informative articles coming to you in the February Newsletter! Read about the OSU Research Forests' newest arrivals - Douglas-fir seedlings: how they're grown, planted, and who takes the incredible job of reforestation.

Got questions about cougars? We've got answers for you in the February Newsletter!

Januar'y newsletter is packed with information to help you plan your trips to the forest. This includes the 2019 Timber Harvest Schedule, parking updates for Oak Creek and Lewisburg Saddle, and last but not least we have a new interactive webmap on its way! Stay tuned!

With 2018 coming to a close, we'd like to acknowledge all the wonderful relationships that help keep this program running. In the December newsletter read about our "Trail Use" partnership with other local organizations, all the fantastic volunteers, donors and stewards and what they contribute to the College Forests, and meet some of the student workers who joined us this year!

With this monthly newsletter we are excited to announce the publication of the 2017-18 Recreation Study Report for the OSU Research Forests! Read all about the report, important information regarding maintaining trails in wet weather, and our semi-annual dog poop pick-up workparty in this month's newsletter!