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OSU Water Research Labs

  • HJ Andrews Experimental Forest - The Andrews Forest has become well known for forest and stream ecosystem studies and is located in the Cascade Mountains near Blue River, Oregon. The USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Oregon State University and the Willamette National Forest cooperatively manage this outdoor research lab.  
  • Watersheds Research Cooperative - The OSU College of Forestry and its partners manages a series of paired watershed areas in the Oregon Coast Range where researchers study the effects of intensive forest practices on water quality, fisheries and other water-related topics.

  • OSU-Benton County Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research Facility - The OSU-Benton County Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research (OGSIR) Facility, an Oregon BEST Lab, is a field research facility for testing green stormwater infrastructure (also called Low Impact Development technologies).  The site is in Corvallis near OSU.

  • Oregon Hatchery Research Center - This facility is located in the Alsea River basin and is jointly operated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.  Information gained at the Research Center helps answer questions vital to the success of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds and implementation of the Native Fish Conservation Policy.
  • IWW Collaboratory - The collaboratory is a shared laboratory on the OSU campus that provides Oregon State University affiliates with access to low cost trace level, fresh water analysis instrumentation and procedures. Researchers can receive training on instrumentation and analyze samples themselves, or they can pay staff to run analyses for them.