Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest

Location

40° 40' 0.0012" N, 121° 10' 0.0012" W
Brief Site Description: 
Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest
Detailed Site Description: 

The Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest was formally designated in 1934 as the Station's principal site for management studies in the interior ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws. var. ponderosa) type. Studies going back as far as 1910 had resulted in new theories of management, silviculture, and insect control. A primary objective of the Experimental Forest was to develop these theories into a system of management and to test, demonstrate, and improve the system through continuous operation of a timber tract on a commercial scale.

http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/ef/blacks_mountain/

Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
USFS
Geology: 
other igneous
Soil Order: 
Mollisol
Average Winter Temperature: 
-9°C
Study Start Date: 
Monday, January 1, 1934 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
457millimeters / year
Average Summer Temperature: 
29°C
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Land Cover: 
Evergreen Forest
Climate: 
Temperate
Sub-Climate: 
Humid