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Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park (MBR)

Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park (MBR) in Woodstock, VT is comprised of 643 acres. Historically, this parcel of land was one of the first to be actively reforested in the Eastern United Sates post intensive logging practices. Although MBR is a national park, because of its land-use history, the park land is currently utilized for sustainable forestry practices. In 2001, CDL researchers established 63 plots throughout MBR, representing the wide range of forested ecosystems found in the park. For three consecutive years, data were collected in each plot on tree regeneration, coarse woody debris decomposition and living and dead tees. The same data were collected in 2013, for the first time since 2003. This is therefore a longitudinal study, allowing for an analysis of the long-term carbon pathways that take place in recovering northern New England forests. MBR also provides a unique opportunity to assess and compare carbon storage trajectories between variously managed stands and stands that successionally regenerated.

Map of Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park

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