The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation works to support the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study in Woodstock, NH. At the 8,000-acre Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, long-term studies of air, water, soils, plants, and animals have revealed the causes and consequences of acid rain; the effects of lead, salt, and nitrogen pollution in streams and lakes; and the environmental drivers affecting migratory songbirds. In recent years, climate change and its impacts on forest health, wildlife, water quality, and extreme weather has emerged as a subject of intense, interdisciplinary study at Hubbard Brook. HBRF provides logistical support to researchers and connects ecosystem science and scientists to teachers, students, land and resource managers, policymakers, and other stakeholders through tours, decision-ready bulletins, curricula, workshops, publications, community dialogues, and other events.
Understanding how forests function is the key to managing them for clean air, water, wildlife, and mutual sustainability. For more than 6 decades, Hubbard Brook researchers have built their reputations as honest brokers of scientific truth. Among many policy outcomes, this work has informed the Clean Air Act Amendments that protect our air and water quality today.