Vermont Monitoring Cooperative Study Sites
The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative, initiated in 1990, has focused its support on forest ecosystem research projects on two intensive monitoring sites on state and university lands of Mount Mansfield in northern Vermont and in the Green Mountain National Forest Lye Brook Wilderness Area and nearby sites in southern Vermont. These sites have been thoroughly characterized for multiple ecosystem variables over several years by consistent methodology and personnel, providing a unique and valuable long-term forest monitoring and research resource to Vermont.
In recent years, VMC has also supported real-time data collection from three meteorological stations on Lake Champlain to better understand atmospheric dynamics in the airshed influencing Vermont forests.
- Mount Mansfield
A combination of state and university land straddling the summit of Mount Mansfield in Vermont's northern Green Mountains
- Lye Brook Wilderness
18,112 acres of high-elevation wilderness in Vermont's southern Green Mountains
- Lake Champlain
Three stations established along Lake Champlain measuring a range of meteorological variables
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