Since it's inception, Kellogg Forest has been administered by the MSU Department of Forestry and utilized for research, teaching, and outreach activities.
Established in 1931 the present forest is a result of intensive reforestation, forest management research, and forest related research. The Kellogg Forest has a national reputation as one of this country's premier research forests. Within the Department of Forestry, Kellogg Forest is an integral component of forest research sites that extend throughout Michigan. Coordinated testing of new plant materials and forest practices yields results that have validity in all regions of Michigan.