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Welcome to the Olympic Natural Resources Center


From The Director

The University of Washington's Olympic Natural Resources Center located on the Olympic Peninsula in Forks, Washington provides scientific information and services to address critical issues relating to forestry and aquatic resources. It serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary and collaborative work, bringing expertise from forestry, ocean, and fishery sciences together with local commercial interests for the benefit of the rural and urban communities on Washigton's outer coast. By integrating research with education and outreach, it unites researchers, students, professionals, local stakeholders, and the public.

I welcome you to browse our website and learn about our resources and activities.

Bernard Bormann
Center Director

Announcing The Learning Forest Newsletter Issue No. 2

This publication is a collaborative effort between the Olympic Experimental State Forest (OESF) Research and Monitoring Program at Washington Department of Natural Resources and the University of Washington Olympic Natural Resources Center (ONRC). Through this newsletter, we will share scientific advancements and innovations in managing lands for multiple objectives such as habitat conservation, timber harvest, recreation, long-term productivity, and resilience. Although the geographic focus is the OESF, featured topics will be relevant to land management questions across the Olympic Peninsula, Washington state, and beyond.

The Learning Forest: Issue No. 2 (10/26/2017)

The newsletter will be published electronically twice a year and will be distributed via email as an attachment and posted on DNR’s OESF and ONRC websites.

If you wish to receive future issues of the newsletter, please subscribe via the following link: http://eepurl.com/cLqmg5 and follow the two-step process of subscription and verification (it takes only couple of minutes).

The newsletter editorial board would appreciate your feedback on this new publication. Please email comments and questions to the OESF Research and Monitoring Manager, Teodora Minkova at Teodora.Minkova@dnr.wa.gov, the ONRC Director, Bernard Bormann at bormann@uw.edu, or the newsletter editor, Cathy Chauvin at Cathy.Chauvin@dnr.wa.gov.













Read the latest posts from Geocachers at the Forks Geocache web page. The cache contains items from Geocachers from around the world, ONRC, the City of Forks, and other Forks community members. It is located along a small 2-mile long trail system, in a western hemlock forested area, less than 1/2 mile south of downtown Forks.