USDA Forest Service

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Hubbard Brook Experimental
Forest Website

The Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest is one of 20 Experimental Forests and Rangelands (EFR) administered by the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station (with 80 EFRs nationally).

Primary and ultimate responsibility and authority for administering the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest on this federal property is, by law, the Chief of the USDA Forest Service who in turn delegates authority to the Director of the Northern Research Station.

Because this land is part of the White Mountain National Forest (administered by the Supervisor and Regional Forester), certain responsibilities such as administering timber sales, construction and maintenance of roads, and fire protection are retained by the White Mountain National Forest. The forests of the Experimental Forest are not included in the timber base for the National Forest; thus timber on the Experimental Forest can only be removed for research purposes and with the approval of the Station Director.

Acknowledging the above responsibilities and without diluting them, the Forest Service shares in the oversight of long-term ecological research at the Hubbard Brook Experimental forest with research institutions, recognizing the need for all parties to commit funds, personnel, and equipment to attain common long-term objectives in research and education.

Principal investigators representing cooperating institutions constitute the Scientific Coordinating Committee (SCC). They are responsible for coordination and strategic planning for the cooperative research programs at Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study. Because of the remote location of the Forest, general supervision of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, as in the past, continues under the Forest Service principal investigator, the Project Leader, as delegated by the Director of the Northern Research Station.

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Contact

Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest
Pierce Laboratory
234 Mirror Lake Road
North Woodstock, NH 03262i
Phone: (603) 726-8902
Fax: (603) 726-4851

Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest
Pierce Laboratory
234 Mirror Lake Road
North Woodstock, NH 03262i
Phone: (603) 726-8902
Fax: (603) 726-4851

Lindsey Rustad, Forest Service Team Leader  
lrustad@fs.fed.us
(207) 829 6817

Scott Bailey, Forest Service Lead Scientist
(603) 726-8902

Ian Halm, Site Manager   
ihalm@fs.fed.us
(603) 726-8902

Amey Bailey, Forest Technician   
ameybailey@fs.fed.us
(603) 726-8902