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The Fisher Museum's main exhibit displays twenty-three internationally acclaimed models (dioramas) portraying the history, conservation and management of central New England forests.
- Browse a 1936 booklet describing the dioramas' construction.
- Download high-res images of the dioramas.
Other exhibits at the museum represent the range of ecological research at the Harvard Forest.
- Pre-Settlement Forest
- An Early Settler Clears a Homestead
- Height of Forest Clearing and Agriculture
- Farm Abandonment
- "Old-Field" White Pine Forest on Abandoned Farmland
- "Old-Field" White Pine is Succeeded by Hardwoods
- A Vigorously Growing Forest of Hardwoods
- The Modern Forest Landscape (photograph by David Foster)
- Old Growth Forests
- Old Growth Forests 2
- Wildlife Habitat in a Dynamic Landscape
- Accelerated Erosion with Intensive Land Use
- Forest Fire
- Forest Fire Management
- Early Treatment of a Hardwood Stand
- Improvement Cutting in A Hardwood Stand
- First Thinning in a Mixed White Pine - Hardwood Forest
- Third Thinning in a Mixed White Pine - Hardwood Forest
- Conversion of Cordwood to Future Sawtimber
- Increasing White Pine in Hardwood Stands
- Release of Pine From Suppression by Gray Birch
- Pruning White Pine to Produce Better Logs
- Group Selection Method of Harvesting White Pine
- Shelterwood Method in White Pine (right) and Hardwoods (left)
- Construction of Dioramas