In Yellowstone National Park in 2012, bison had increased as elk had decreased, but these trends had not prevented a general aspen recovery beginning in the eastern part of the northern range. Aspen in this photo show the historical gap (saplings and mature trees) in recruitment and also the new young aspen that are now above the reach of elk and bison. (Photo: Luke Painter)
Research and education at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, one of the nation’s premier ecological science sites, has received a six-year, $6.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Funds will support a new round of projects through the Long-Term Ecological Research program at the 16,000-acre Andrews forest in the Cascades east of Eugene.
There is no more iconic tree or more closely watched forest ecosystem than coast redwood. With its limited range and high value, the coast redwood forest is a microcosm of many of the emerging science and management issues facing today's forested landscapes.