Hubbard Brook Pierce Lab
Pierce Ecosystem Laboratory

Hubbard Brook is not only a research site, but also a comprehensive field station and education campus that offers housing facilities, a laboratory, and conference and meeting spaces to visiting scientists, teachers, and students.

The central facility is the Robert S. Pierce Ecosystem Laboratory, which is owned and operated by the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. This facility is headquarters for the scientists and technicians who manage the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest and conduct year-round monitoring throughout the forest. The Pierce Lab provides 835 m2 of space, including six offices, four laboratories, one conference room, six dormitory rooms, a kitchen, baths and showers. An archive building was constructed in 1990 to house and archive samples of soil, water, plant tissue, and other materials. In addition, there are 280 m2 of maintenance, storage, garage and shop facilities. For additional information about this facility, contact Ian Halm, SIte Manager (603-726-8902; ihalm@fs.fed.us).

The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation manages the Pleasant View Farm Complex and the Mirror Lake Campus. When not in use by Hubbard Brook scientists, opportunities exist for educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to use these facilities for retreats and other functions. The Pleasant View Farm complex consists of a 3-story farmhouse with dormitory style living quarters; a newly updated laboratory; and a garage for dirty lab work. There is also space for tent camping when other accommodations are full. Read more about Pleasant View Farm.

The Mirror Lake Campus consists of eight separate, fully equipped living units on the shore of pristine Mirror Lake at the entrance to the Forest, and a classroom/meeting room.

To book lodging at the Mirror Lake Campus or Pleasant View Farm: Contact the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation: dclark@hubbardbrookfoundation.org Tel: 802-432-1042.

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Pleasant View Farm