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Northern Research Station
11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 557-4017
(610) 557-4132 TTY/TDD

About the Marcell Experimental Forest


The Marcell Experimental Forest was formally established in 1962 to study the ecology and hydrology of peatlands.  Although formally established in 1962, monitoring of streamflow, weather, and well data collection began in 1960. 

View a bit of history! Download a PDF of one of the first drafts of the Marcell Experimental Forest Establishment Report (13.4 mb), written in 1962 by Roger R. Bay.

[photo:] Black and white photo of weir at S-2 watershed, shows stream water flowing over v-shaped dam next to a small shed with trees in background.

V-notch weir at S-2 watershed, undated photo may have been taken in 1962.

[photo:] Black and white image of a man in a hard hat surrounded by trees installing equipment over deepwell 305.

Installation of recording well in S-2 bog, undated photo may have been taken in 1960.


Last Modified: 02/02/2007