APRIL 2022 UPDATE: As of April 4, 2022, Harvard Forest office buildings and the Fisher Museum are now open to the public. We look forward to seeing you soon!

To help protect visitors and staff, face coverings are recommended for all visitors aged 2 and up. Please do not enter our facilities if you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Fisher Museum hours: Weekdays year-round 9am–4pm; Weekends May to October 12-4pm

News & Highlights

April 3, 2022

New Study and Interactive Map Point to Environmental Justice Disparities (and Solutions) in Land Conservation

screenshot of environmental justice mapping tool

A new study in Environmental Research Letters shows striking disparities in the distribution of conserved land across multiple dimensions of social marginalization in New England – and creates a tool to help address them.

In a New England-wide analysis, the researchers found that communities in the lowest income quartile, and communities with the highest proportions of people of color

February 16, 2022

Study: Forest Edges Store More Carbon than We Knew

Luca Morreale collecting data at a forest edge in the Arnold Arboretum

Photo of Luca Morreale collecting data at a forest edge in the Arnold Arboretum, by Sarah Garvey

February 16, 2022

2/22 Webinar on Open Positions in Lab Management, Education

Student intern Tiffaney Carey and mentor Kristina Stinson analyze samples in the lab

The Forest is accepting applications for 2 open positions in education and laboratory coordination. 

February 15, 2022

Museum Panorama Honors Nipmuc Land Stewardship & Collaboration

Standing in front of the new Museum mural is Nia Holley, Roberto Mighty, and Clarisse Hart

A new panorama in the Fisher Museum is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between community organizer Nia Holley of the Nipmuc Nation, multimedia artist Roberto Mighty, HF Director of Outreach & Education Clarisse Hart, the Vermont-based design company Shadows & Light, and the Wilmington-based printing company Advanced Imaging.

The photograph, spanning a 24-foot wall in the museum,

February 15, 2022

Video Series Offers Snapshots of Long-Term HF Research

Screenshots from video files

A new video series showcases current field research by senior scientists, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates in the Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program.

The series was filmed in summer 2021 by filmmaker and longtime Harvard Forest collaborator, Roberto Mighty.

February 15, 2022

Even in Retirement, Ellison Achieves

Aaron Ellison inspects and ant through a magnifying loupe in the forest in summer

Aaron Ellison retired from Harvard Forest in July 2021 after 20 years as Harvard's Senior Research Fellow in Ecology. From 2018 - 2021, he also served as the Deputy Director of the Harvard Forest.

In retirement, Ellison has continued to achieve high honors in ecology, in August 2021 accomplishing his career-long goal of publishing a Princeton Monograph in his

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