Black Rock Forest Consortium
The Forest

Black Rock Forest is a natural living laboratory for field-based research and education.  Located in the Hudson Highlands, 50 miles north of New York City, the 3830-acre Forest encompasses native terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems now increasingly rare in the region.  It features dramatic topography with more than 1000 feet of relief and numerous lakes and streams, and retains high habitat and species diversity.   The Forest has a legacy of nearly 80 years of management, from its founding in 1928 by Ernest Stillman, through its 40 years as part of the Harvard University Forest system, and to its acquisition by William T. Golden and the creation of the Consortium in 1989.