Use of the Forest

Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Forest ecology in the forest

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.

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