The Robert S. Pierce Laboratory at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest Woodstock, NH
The Robert S. Pierce Ecosystem Laboratory is located at the entry to the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. It is headquarters for the USDA Forest Service Northeastern Research Station staff who work year-round to manage the forest and conduct monitoring activities throughout the watersheds. The building provides 835 square meters of space, including six offices, four laboratories, one large conference/meeting room, six dormitory rooms, a kitchen, baths and showers. A sample archive building was constructed in 1990 to house and archive samples of soil, water, plant tissue, and other materials. In addition, there are over 2800 m2 of maintenance, storage, garage and shop facilities. There are 16 km of gravel roads within the Experimental Forest. A trail system allows access to major research installations such as precipitation stations.
The Pierce Laboratory is named in memory of Robert S. Pierce, one of the founders of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study.
For more information, please contact:
Ian Halm, Site Manager (603-726-8911) or Amey Bailey (603-726-8911, ext. 10)