Boise Basin Experimental Forest

Location

43° 49' 0.0012" N, 115° 49' 59.9988" W
Brief Site Description: 
The Boise Basin Experimental Forest
Detailed Site Description: 

The Boise Basin Experimental Forest lies on the outskirts of the small town of Idaho City, Idaho. It was established in 1933 to study management of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa). It consists of 3,540 ha (8,740 acres) and is divided into three units surrounding Idaho City in southern Idaho. Idaho City was a booming mining town in the 1870s and the surrounding forests supplied material to the community. Two units were heavily affected by mining activities and the majority of trees in them now are the results of post-mining regeneration. The third unit, on steeper slopes, has many undisturbed areas (containing large areas of ponderosa pine), including a Research Natural Area.

http://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/experimental-forests/boise-basin-experimental-forest/

Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
USFS
Geology: 
igneous-felsic intrusive
Soil Order: 
Entisol
Inceptisol
Average Winter Temperature: 
-4°C
Study Start Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 1933 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
635millimeters / year
Average Summer Temperature: 
19°C
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Land Cover: 
Evergreen Forest
Climate: 
Mediterranean
Sub-Climate: 
Subhumid