USDA Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Pacific Northwest Research Station
1220 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

(503) 808-2100

US Forest Service

Experimental Forests in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska

image map: Pacific Northwest with links to experimental forests South Umpqua Experimental Forest Pringle Falls Experimental Forest and Research Natural Area H J Andrews Experimental Forest Starkey Experimental Forest and Range Cascade Head Experimental Forest and Scenic Research Area Wind River Experimental Forest Entiat Experimental Forest Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest Maybeso Experimental Forest

Experimental Forests and Ranges of the Pacific Northwest Research Station

The USDA Forest Service has an outstanding scientific resource in the 77 Experimental Forests and Ranges that exist across the United States and its territories. These valuable scientific resources incorporate a broad range of climate conditions, forest and range types, research emphases, and history. The Pacific Northwest Research Station of the Forest Service currently administers the eleven experimental forests and ranges in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. These sites are described here, providing information about history, climate, vegetation, soils, long-term data bases, research history and research products, as well as identifying collaborative opportunities, and providing contact information. Forest Service, university, and other scientists conduct basic and applied studies on research themes including forest, stream, and rangeland ecology; hydrology; wildlife; biological diversity; and effects of forest and range management. Long-term data on climate, vegetation change, streamflow, and other site factors document environmental change and support research programs. Some of this work occurs in the context of national and international science networks, such as the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Network and UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere program. The Forest Service invites use of these data and the forests and rangelands.

For a complete guide to the experimental forests throughout the country, see the publication cited below.










The overview presented here was originally published in:
Adams, Mary Beth; Loughry, Linda; Plaugher, Linda, comps. 2004. Experimental Forests and Ranges of the USDA Forest Service. Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-NE-321. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 178 p. (PDF - 5.5 MB)
1Information has been updated since original publication.

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