LTER Road Trip – Entering the World of HJ Andrews Experimental Forest

Past the Blue River Reservoir I drove, stopping to admire the reflection of Oregon puffy clouds in the calm water, rimmed by deep emerald mountains and home to a small family of Canada geese, an osprey, a common merganser, and a busy spotted sandpiper complete with a rapidly bobbing tail.

Just up the hill from the reservoir, above a public camping area, sits the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Site headquarters, adjacent to the swiftly flowing Look-out Creek. Cool air enveloped me as I jettisoned myself from the car, flanked by tall peaks on both sides, Douglas Fir trees appearing absolutely enormous.

HJ Andrews

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