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CAROLINE A. FOX RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION FOREST

The Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest (Fox Forest) has been the State of New Hampshire’s forest research station since 1933. The forest is a gift to New Hampshire from Miss Caroline Fox of Arlington, Massachusetts. Miss Fox spent her summers on the property and had an interest in forest management issues. Before her death, Miss Fox also donated to the State a trust fund to finance activities on the property. Since then the Fox Forest Trust has provided regular funds to demonstrate proper scientific forestry, provide areas for applied forest research, provide programs on natural resource management, and develop a forest and property for public access and use.

Presently the forest contains 1,445 acres, the Henry I. Baldwin Forestry Education Center and a farm house/office. Fox Forest Research Research has been focused in two directions, (1) international forest genetics experiments (provenance trials) and (2) applied research focused on local forest management issues. Dr. Henry Ives Baldwin was the first research forester at Fox Forest and he established many of the present day exotic and native tree plantations. He also directed the applied forest management activities including silvicultural and forest products research.

Since then, research topics have included growth studies, planting studies, forest recovery after the 1938 hurricane, pre-commercial thinning studies, charcoal making, herbicide research and investigations of unique forest areas. Fox Forest research presently includes an assessment of timber harvesting in New Hampshire, forest sampling studies, regeneration research for white pine and red oak, uneven-aged management research and growth and yield studies.


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ALERT:  TRAIL CLOSURES

A portion of the Valley Road Trail will be closed from the junction of Gould Pond Trail
to the junction of Ridge Trail near the Gerry Brook bridge from April to mid July.
Click here for a map and information.

THE RABBIT TRAIL IS CLOSED INDEFINITELY DUE TO FLOODING.  


If you have any questions, please contact Fox Forest
by phone (603-464-3453) or email (
foxforest@dred.state.nh.us).