H.J. Andrews
Experimental Forest

Supporting forest, stream, and watershed research, H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest fosters collaborations among ecosystem science, education, natural resource management, and the humanities.

Located in the western Cascade mountains of Oregon, the forest is administered cooperatively by the USDA Forest Service, Oregon State University, and the Willamette National Forest.

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Smart Forests Technology at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest

The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, located in the western Cascade mountains of Oregon, supports research on forests, streams, and watersheds. Wireless communication systems (telemetry) were first installed in 1994 in a few of the high elevation meteorological and stream gaging stations at the Andrews Forest.

Near real-time web displays of this data proved useful in assuring successful operation of remote sites and provided data access even when physical access was restricted due to heavy snow or debris avalanches. The telemetry network has since been expanded to include a more extensive hydrometeorological measurement system, and an automated system allows near real-time Internet access and graphical displays of data. The set up of the cyber technology platform for the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest is show below.

 
  Current and planned infrastructure to support the Andrews "cyber forest". A wireless cloud (WLAN) blanketing the entire Andrews Forest is envisioned allowing transmission of sensor network data and Internet access throughout the mountainous topography. Improved bandwidth and communication rate are planned. Applications for near real-time data processing, data validation and metadata generation are anticipated.

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Real-Time Data at the H.J. Andrews Forest...

Automated Birdsong Monitoring at H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest…

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