Interagency Clearinghouse of Ecological Information

Study Site Locations

The Young Stand Study takes place in the Willamette National Forest in western Oregon. The forest itself is 1.7 million acres (approx. the size of Delaware), situated mainly on the west slope of the Cascade Mountain Range. Until recently the Willamette National Forest was the largest timber producer in the nation. There are over 60,000 acres of second growth forests 30-50 years old within the forest, with another 100,000 acres less than ten years younger(USDA Forest Service 1990, p. IV-43).

Study plots are located on the McKenzie and Middle Fork Ranger Districts.

Blue River Sites

Treatment Areas (TAC) 1-4 are located on the McKenzie River Ranger District, west of Cougar Reservoir and FS Road 19.
Expanded view of study sites.
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McKenzie Sites

The McKenzie Ranger Bridge sites (TAC 5-8) are located northwest of the town of McKenzie Bridge.
Expanded view of the McKenzie Bridge sites.
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Oakridge Sites

Two sites, Christy Flats (North, TAC's 9-12) and Sidewalk Creek (South, TAC'S 13-16), are located approximately 18 miles north of the town of Oakridge, on Aufderheide Drive, FS Road 19.
Close up view of these study sites.