Publications, Maps, and Data
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shares what it learns in the Olympic Experimental State Forest (OESF) with forest managers, researchers, and anyone else interested in sustainable forest management. Explore this page for links to maps, data, and publications from current and past research projects.
Links to publications in scientific journals and reports for current and recently completed projects can be found on the Research and Monitoring Projects page. Publications for projects completed before 2008 are listed in the OESF Research and Monitoring Catalog.
The Learning Forest Newsletter
For current and past issues, visit the Outreach and Education page. To subscribe, email the newsletter editor (Cathy Chauvin) or visit this link.
Recently Published Graduate Student Theses
Follow these links to learn about graduate student research on the western Olympic Peninsula.
- Bobsin, Courtney R. 2017. Understory Development in Thinned Stands as Part of a Long-term Ecosystem Productivity Study. MS Thesis. School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 62 p.
- Buhler, Steven P. 2018. Forest Disturbance in the Olympic Experimental State Forest. MS Thesis. The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, 79 p.
- Keleher, Katrina R. 2019. Ecological Drivers of Riparian Microclimate on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. MS Thesis. The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, 105 p.
- Rautu, Roxana. 2019. Linking Seasonal and Spatial Stream Carbon Dynamics to Landscape Characteristics in Selected Watersheds on the Olympic Peninsula. MS Thesis. School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 53 p.
- OESF vicinity map (7.75 MB PDF)
- OESF long-term monitoring stations (4.64 MB PDF)
- State trust lands map
Remote sensing, research, forest inventory, and other types of data are available to researchers and the general public. For example, DNR maintains a number of long-term databases through the Status and Trends Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat project (2013 to present). These databases include data on stream channel morphology, stream temperature, hydrology, stream shade, and riparian trees. Submit your request for data to the project lead or the OESF Research and Monitoring Manager (Teodora Minkova).
DNR's GIS data are available here (requires the latest version of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge), and DNR maps and survey data are available at this link.