Harrison Experimental Forest

Location

30° 37' 59.9988" N, 89° 2' 60" W
Brief Site Description: 
Harrison Experimental Forest was established on the Desoto National Forest in 1934.
Detailed Site Description: 

The Harrison Experimental Forest is on the DeSoto National Forest, 25 miles north of Gulfport, MS. The Agency chose the site because its soils and appearance mirrored the South’s 31 million acres of coastal forest land. By the 1930’s, loggers had almost completely clearcut these vast stretches of southern pine. In some areas, residual trees produced seed for natural regeneration. Much more often, however, few seed trees remained to start the regeneration process. The seedlings that did sprout soon succumbed to cattle, feral hogs, palmetto competition, fire, or pest infestations.

http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/locations/forests/

Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
USFS
Geology: 
other sedimentary
Soil Order: 
Oxisol
Ultisol
Study Start Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 1989 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 651millimeters / year
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Land Cover: 
Evergreen Forest
Climate: 
Temperate
Sub-Climate: 
Humid