Our Research

Research Measuring Trees

Over 85 years of research and hundreds of studies have been conducted at Bent Creek Experimental Forest. Research topics have evolved over the years to reflect the shifting values of the American public and a heightened awareness of the role that forests play in the local, regional, and global environment and economy. Managers of Southern Appalachian Forested ecosystems are being challenged to produce an increasingly complex set of benefits expected from these ecosystems whether in public or private ownership. Developing management strategies to meet these challenges, and continuing to provide historically important values, such as timber, game species, clean water and recreational opportunities, requires a level of knowledge, based on both long- and short-term research that Bent Creek Experimental Forest is helping to provide.

Bent Creek Experimental Forest

Bent Creek Experimental Forest
1577 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Phone: (828) 667-5261
Fax: (828) 667-9097