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Wind River Forest Dynamics Plot



The Wind River Forest Dynamics Plot is located approximately 20 km north of the Columbia River in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Forest composition is principally Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), western redcedar (Thuja plicata), silver fir (Abies amabilis), grand fir (Abies grandis), noble fir (Abies procera), and vine maple (Acer circinatum). The current animal species include a large herd of elk (Cervus canadensis). The plot lies within the T.T. Munger Research Natural Area. Forest measurements within portions of what is now the WFDP have been taken since 1994. The Pacific Northwest region NEON site is co-located with the WFDP, and the flux tower lies within the plot. Summary information can be found at http://wfdp.org.

Our goal is to make the data from the Wind River Forest Dynamics Plot available to the broadest possible community of researchers that can use these data to address a wide range of scientific and management questions. However, maintaining the Wind River plot requires enormous field effort and an ongoing financial commitment. We therefore require that the Principal Investigators of the Wind River Forest Dynamics Plot be considered as collaborators on any project making use of the data and be included as co-authors on any manuscripts or presentations. Proposals requesting data or site access from undergraduate or graduate students should be endorsed by their academic advisor.


Data from the Wind River Forest Dynamics plot is available for download upon submission of the Data Request Form. Fill out the form after reading the Terms and Conditions for Use of the Wind River Forest Dynamics Plot Data. Submission of the form indicates your compliance with the terms and conditions described.

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