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The Cold Hill Silvicultural Assessment

Upland hardwood forests mature slowly – it can take as long as a century. It can also take years to answer research questions about these forests, which are often dominated by oaks and hickories.

In 2003, the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS), Northern Research Station, and Southern Region (Region 8) of the National Forest System initiated a long-term cooperative project on the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky.


Visiting Our Past: A look back through Bent Creek's oaks

“Oaks don’t seem to be regenerating at the rate they are declining and finally dying,” observes Katie Greenberg, research ecologist at Bent Creek Experimental Forest.

The U.S. Forest Service had put its station at Bent Creek in 1925 because the area had been deemed one of the best examples of an Appalachian mixed hardwood forest.


SRS Researcher Receives Grant to Study White-Nose Syndrome

Studies show that bats eat enough insect pests to save the U.S. corn industry more than $1 billion a year in crop damage and pesticide costs, and more than $3 billion per year to all agricultural production including forests. Federal agencies, universities, private researchers, as well as state agencies and tribes are working together to help save bats affected by WNS.

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