Advancing scientific understanding of the natural world.
Advancing scientific understanding of the natural world.
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Black Rock Forest is a living laboratory for field-based research and education, encompassing native terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems that are increasingly rare in the region. The 3,920-acre Forest features dramatic topography, more than 1,000 feet of relief, numerous lakes and streams, and high species and habitat diversity.

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Winter 2024 Newsletter

The winter edition of Black Rock Forest News is out! Please check out our articles on current research at the Forest, Storm Recovery and more! We also have our calendar wallpaper available for download!

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Check out the Columbia Magazine article - The Secrets of Black Rock Forest

Somewhere in a hilly, deep-green wilderness fifty-five miles north of Morningside Heights, where the New York–New Jersey Highlands meet the Hudson River basin, a turtle climbs onto a rock to bask in the sun. All around, yellow light filters through...