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Northern Research Station
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 231-9318
(608) 231-9544 TTY/TDD

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Efficient Use of the Northern Forest Resource


The Northern Research Station has realigned our staff from 37 Research Work Units and Programs into 14 new Research Work Units.

RWU-4701 is now part of NRS-1, Ecological and Economic Sustainability of the Appalachian Forest in an Era of Globalization.

Our Mission

To promote natural resource conservation and help sustain forest-based industries and economies through research and development on resource characteristics, forest management practices, and to develop innovative processing technologies and their evaluate their impact on conversion efficiency in solid-wood processing.


We study

  • Silviculture and tree quality
  • Log and lumber quality
  • Rough mill operations
  • Safety

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This site is under development as the Forest Service brings together the Northeastern and North Central Research Stations to form the Northern Research Station, serving the Northeast and Midwest. Check back often as we expand our site to reflect our combined commitment to supporting the natural resources and people of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States.

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Last Modified: 12/21/2007