Prof. Ibáñez's Forest Ecology class has been out in Saginaw Forest over the past few weeks, learning and utilizing field methodology for doing (you guessed it) forest ecology.
Sometimes, although you feel like you are in the middle of an idyllic sylvan setting, peer pressure to get the work done can be quite overpowering...
When measuring forest flora, shooting lasers at tree-tops is what is called for in order to determine a plant's height...
...and at other times, taking a standard field tape measure is still the best way to do it.
Use of the Forest
Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):
- No parking in front of the access gate.
- Public use hours are from 6am to 6pm only; no camping on the site!
- No vehicles or bicycles are permitted on the site except those for approved research and teaching use (bike parking available at the main gate).
- Dogs with owners are welcome to visit, but they must be on a leash. (Also see here.)
- Dog owners must carry out all pet waste; please bring your own doggie bag to do so.
- No cutting or collecting of plant material; no hunting or harming vertebrates (this includes no fishing).
- No smoking.