Forest Service Experimental Forest and Range Network

Olympic Experimental State Forest participates in national research network

In August 2009, DNR signed an agreement with the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW) to designate the Olympic Experimental State Forest as a participating forest in the Forest Service’s Experimental Forest and Range Network. This national network includes 70 experimental forests and ranges, and is coordinated by the Forest Service to encourage data-sharing and to promote collaborative research. Through participating in the network, the DNR seeks to increase visibility for the OESF among the research community nationwide, to access scientific expertise and science leadership provided by PNW, to participate in other research and data-sharing networks, and to benefit from the technology transfer being done in the network.
OESF Review Board 
As part of the signed agreement, DNR and PNW established a review board whose purpose is to coordinate research and monitoring projects between OESF and Experimental Forest and Range Network. The review board consists of:
  • PNW Assistant Director of Research (PNW)
  • PNW Olympia Forestry Sciences Laboratory Line Officer
  • DNR Olympic Region State Lands Assistant
  • DNR Olympic Region Coast District Manager
  • DNR Research and Monitoring Manager for the OESF (Chair)
OESF Review Board Meetings