Landuse: forestry; ecoregion: cool temperate; Slope (%): 5 - 10 %
Data available - soil solid: OC, N and bulk density; soil water: DOC; soil gas: surface flux; vegetation: above ground biomass
Habitat - Temperate coniferous forest—douglas-fir, western hemlock, western red cedar, true fir and mountain hemlock, streams.
Soils - Soils are primarily Inceptisols, with local areas of Alfisols and Spodosols derived from mainly andesite volcanic bedrock. Surface horizons are commonly loamy but may be stony at depth and shallow on steep slopes.
Research - How do land use (mainly forestry and roads), natural disturbances (mainly fire and floods), and climate change affect three key ecosystem properties: carbon dynamics, biodiversity, and hydrology? Established in 1948
Low elevations: Oligocene-lower Miocene volcanic rocks composed of mudflow, ash flow, and stream deposits. higher elevations: Miocene andesite lava flows
Maritime: wet, mild winters and dry, cool summers annual mean temp: 8.5c annual mean precip: 2200 mm/year
AAP = 2,500 mm at low elevations, falling mainly as rain at low elevations and as snow at upper elevations.
Facilities - headquarter facilities include office, laboratory, and living facilities.