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Andrews Forest

H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest
Protected area
Andrews Forest Lookout Creek July 2005.jpg
Lookout Creek at the Andrews Forest (2005).
Country United States
State Oregon
Counties Lane and Linn
City between Blue River and Belknap Springs
Coordinates 44°12′44.2″N 122°15′19″W / 44.212278°N 122.25528°W / 44.212278; -122.25528Coordinates: 44°12′44.2″N 122°15′19″W / 44.212278°N 122.25528°W / 44.212278; -122.25528
Highest point Carpenter Mountain
Area 6,400 ha (15,814.7 acres)
Founded 1948
Management Oregon State University and United States Forest Service
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area

The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, commonly referred to as Andrews Forest, is located near Blue River, Oregon, United States, and is managed cooperatively by the United States Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station, Oregon State University, and the Willamette National Forest. It is one of only 610 UNESCO International Biosphere Reserves and a Long Term Ecological Research site. It is situated in the middle of the Western Cascades.

There is a roughly 1300 m elevation difference between the lowest point of the forest near the headquarters and living facilities and the its highest point at the summit of Carpenter Mountain. North- and west- facing slopes of the forest are exemplary of temperate rainforest, and old-growth forest covers 40% of the forest's surface area.

The current official mission of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest is to support research on forests, streams, and watersheds, and to foster strong collaboration among ecosystem science, education, natural resource management, and the humanities.

Through 1970s, the site was part of the International Biological Programme-Coniferous Forest Biome (IBP-CFB), and in 1976 it was designated a Biosphere Reserve as part of the United Nations' Man and the Biosphere Program. In 1948, the site was established as an experimental forest by the US Forest Service and in 1980 the site became a charter member of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program.

  • Detritral input and removal treatments (DIRT)
  • Biomicrometeorology group (BmM)
  • Vegetation Survey Group (Veg)
  • Ecosystem Informatics Group
    • Eco-Informatics Summer Institute (EISI)
  • Bird Survey Group
  • 200-year log decomposition experiment
  • Eco-Informatics Summer Institute (EISI)


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