Climate - coastal temperate rain forest; MAT = 10 °C Average yearly rainfall is 2,450 mm, fog drip through the forest canopy may add 500 mm of precipitation a year.
Soils - Soils, derived primarily from tuffaceous siltstones, are fine textured, moderately well drained, and deep (100+ cm). Soils under forest stands are fertile and rich in organic matter and contain high levels of nitrogen.
Vegetation - productive young, mature, and old-growth stands of Sitka sprucewestern hemlock and Douglas-fir forests with riparian areas and streambanks dominated by red alder. Western redcedar is found occasionally.
Research - established in 1934
Facilities - accommodate 12 - 14 people overnight:2 buildings, each with kitchen and bathroom facilities. No laboratory facilities.