News and Events

HBRF creates a new Advisory Council

On May 10, 2018, the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation convened a Hubbard Brook Roundtable at Pierce Lab to kick off the first cohort of a new Adivsory Council. The HBRF Advisory Council is designed to serve as an ongoing listening post for the scientists, staff, and trustees at Hubbard Brook. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to serve four goals:

On the 20th Anniversary of the 1998 Ice Storm, What Do We Know Now That We Didn’t Back Then?

Hubbard Brook’s intensive study of a past natural disaster is preparing us for future extreme weather.

It’s not uncommon for technical staff at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest to encounter obstacles during New Hampshire’s harsh winter months. But what greeted forestry technician Amey Bailey when she snowmobiled into the forest one Monday morning 20 years ago was far beyond any of the usual challenges.

New Mobile Tour App

Take a virtual tour of Hubbard Brook with our new app! The U.S. Forest Service has partnered with OnCell to launch a moble tour app for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Visitors can use the app for self-guided tours or students and teachers can use the app to prepare for a field trip.

Double Barreled October Rain Storms Soak Hubbard Brook

On October 27, two days before the remnants of Tropical Storm Philippe drenched New England, toppled trees, and cut power to over 1.1 million customers, a dozen scientists at the USDA Forest Service’s Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in North Woodstock, NH were hard at work. Alerted by meteorologist Eric Kelsey of a potentially historic extreme rain event, they activated a "Water RAT," or a Rapid Assessment Team, to monitor the pending storm.

Eclipse Science at Hubbard Brook: Solar Radiation and Carbon Dioxide Flux

On August 21, 2017, people across the United States looked towards the sky for a partial or complete solar eclipse, the first such astronomical event since 1918. In a rare moment of unity, people in all corners of the country gathered together to witness a natural wonder. At the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire, staff and scientists shared in the fun with a variety of contraptions. Technical instruments at Hubbard Brook and nearby research sites captured the impact of the eclipse on net solar radiation and whole forest atmospheric carbon dioxide exchange.