Escambia Experimental Forest

Location

31° 0' 34.668" N, 87° 4' 35.868" W
Brief Site Description: 
Escambia Experimental Forest
Detailed Site Description: 

This 3,000-acre (1214 ha) field laboratory, located 7 miles (11 km) south of Brewton, Alabama, was established in 1947 by the U.S. Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station (now Southern Research Station), primarily to study problems associated with the ecology and management of longleaf pine forests. A Forest Superintendent employed by the U.S. Forest Service manages the Escambia Experimental Forest on site. The U.S. Forest Service Restoring and Managing Longleaf Pine Ecosystems Research Project located on the campus of Auburn University handles research operations and general administration of the Forest.

http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/longleaf/forests/escambia.html

Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
USFS
Geology: 
carbonate
other sedimentary
Soil Order: 
Ultisol
Average Winter Temperature: 
-7°C
Study Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1947 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 520millimeters / year
Average Summer Temperature: 
37°C
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Land Cover: 
Evergreen Forest
Climate: 
Temperate
Sub-Climate: 
Humid