In compliance with Harvard University policy to reduce the risk of COVID-19, Harvard Forest office buildings and the Fisher Museum are closed until further notice.

Recreational trails will remain open to the public.

Questions? Email HFoutreach@fas.harvard.edu or call 978-724-3302.

News & Highlights

May 30, 2020

Harper's Features HF Research in Warming Soil

A vibrant feature in Harper's Magazine digs into the Forest's long-term soil warming experiment and the many climate questions scientists are exploring thereThe story was written by graduating Harvard senior Drew Pendergrass, who spent a day at Harvard Forest and many subsequent hours interviewing scientists as part of a Harvard science writing course taught by Michael

May 28, 2020

New Teaching Tool Guides Inquiry in Landscape Change

A college-level lesson plan that leverages long-term Harvard Forest data to explore the future of the New England landscape is now freely available for download and classroom use.

The teaching module, created by Harvard Forest Research Associate Meghan MacLean and piloted in her classroom at the University of Massachusetts, uses the New England Landscape Futures Explorer tool to help

April 9, 2020

Online Resources for Scholars & Educators

screenshot of virtual French Road trail, showing a wooden boardwalk through ferns and trees

Harvard Forest has developed an ever-growing list of online resources for students, educators, and researchers.

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April 6, 2020

Second Global Earth Observatory Census Reaches Milestone

Map of the most abundant tree species in the ForestGEO plot, shown in patches of blue, red, and green

The primary work of the second census of the Harvard Forest Global Earth Observatory is complete, with 6,992 new woody stems mapped, tagged, and measured - adding to more than 116,000 stems mapped in the initial census. 

The area is re-censused every 5 years by a dedicated crew of researchers led by Forest Ecologist Dave Orwig. The census tracks not only

March 20, 2020

Harvard Forest Remembers Colleague David Kittredge

David Kittredge rests both hands against the bark of a large white pine tree in Pisgah State Forest

The lives of countless Harvard Forest staff, students, and colleagues past and present have been enriched by the life of David Kittredge (1956-2020), a great friend of the Harvard Forest and a champion of forests and conservation everywhere.

In addition to a 30-year career as faculty in the Environmental Conservation Department of the University of Massachusetts, for over 20 years, Dave

March 18, 2020

Schoolyard Ecology Featured in "Resilient Forests" Series

Two middle school students stand in a forest measuring the height of a tree

The Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology program is the newest focus of a year-long multimedia series on resilient forests by Northern Woodlands. The new film features students and teachers at Killingly Intermediate School, a public middle school in Connecticut that has participated in Harvard Forest's "Our Changing Forests" citizen science program since 2018.

The film follows teachers Mike Morrill and

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