The mission of the Northeastern Research Station is to develop
and deliver knowledge and innovative technology to manage and protect,
use and sustain the natural resources of the region's forests.
The Northeastern Research Station is a field unit of the USDA
Forest Service, the worlds leading forestry research and
conservation organization. The Station is headquartered in the Philadelphia
suburb of Newtown Square and serves the land and people of 13 northeastern
states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
Vermont and West Virginia.
The Northeastern Research Station investigates scientific problems
across broad dimensions of space and time: we explore molecules
and mountainsides, producing knowledge and exciting new technologies
that are relevant today and across generations.
In 2001, our researchers produced more than 450
publications that provide landowners and policymakers with leading-edge
information on ways to ensure that people and land productivity
develop in harmony. The Northeastern Station works with numerous
partners, including our National Forests, state and local governments,
professional schools and colleges, and forest industry.
In 2002, the Northeastern Research Station began its 79th
year of operation with a history of excellence in the development
of world-class scientific information and innovative technology.