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Experimental forest

An experimental forest, or experimental range, as defined by the United States Forest Service, is "an area administered ... 'to provide for the research necessary for the management of the land.'"[1][2]

Size and relation to other areas

According to the USFS, "Most Experimental Forests are large enough to contain significant stream systems and several dozen contain experimental watershed study sites with multiple paired basins." Individual experimental forests range from Script error: No such module "convert". in area. Experimental forests are distinguished from research natural areas and intensive monitoring sites.[3]


The present system of 80 experimental forests and ranges began in 1908. Many experimental forest are more than 50 years old. The system provides places for long-term science and management studies in major vegetation types of the Script error: No such module "convert". of public land administered by the Forest Service.[4]


See also


  1. ^ "Northeastern Research Station - Research and Development - Glossary". 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  2. ^ "USDA Forest Service - Experimental Forests and Ranges". 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Experimental Forests & Ranges". 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  4. ^ "USDA Forest Service - Experimental Forests and Ranges". Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
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