The site has provided the opportunity to investigate the ecology, productivity, and nutrient dynamics of forest ecosystems. The site is primarily dominated by relatively pure stands of second-growth Douglas fir and Red Alder. It is closed to the public. The site has been used by the UW since 1961. It is currently being used for class field trips.
Lower Cedar River Watershed in southeastern King County. Elevation 220 m.
A 12′ x 16′ cabin (50 yrs. old) in good shape; 16′ x 18′ open shed (new), used as carport, in excellent condition
City of Seattle, use is managed by the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Research grants and contracts.
Research: A wide variety of productivity, acid rain, mineral cycling, tree physiology, meteorology, and fertilization studies have been conducted, however, no research is currently being done. Instruction: Class field trips. Non-UW: None.
Radio, cellular phone
Limited access. Research site is on the Cedar River Watershed, which is closed to the public. Access by permit from watershed only. Access by road, 3 miles from paved highway.
Second-growth Douglas Fir and Red Alder forest on two major soil types