- The area is primarily flat and tree-covered (mostly mature
Douglas fir and red alder) and is completely surrounded by
developed and developing residential neighborhoods (upscale).
Utility of the property is narrow due to the title restriction
and the neighborhood. Research must be relatively passive, due
to human intrusion into the site. Protection of installations
is difficult. Title requires that research emphasize forest
- Snohomish County (between SE 188th Street and SE 197th
Street, between SR 9 and SR 522). The closet communities are
Maltby (southeast) and Clearview (northwest).
- Duane Emmons, Forest Manager, College of Forest
Resources, 360-832-6534 ext 212, FAX: 360-832-3613,
- 160 acres.
- None. The only improvements consists of a logging-standard
road, with gates, monumented property lines, and ready
availability to power and community water.
- No facilities.
- UW College of
Forest Resources (gift in 1930s) for forest research
- Self-sustaining revenue.
- Recent Usage
- Research: Four long-term projects (3-10+ years): a
fibre-yield plantation consisting of red alder and black
cottonwood (approximately 10 acres); a conventional clearcut
replanted with hemlock and Douglas fir (about 20 acres) whose
yield is being compared to a shelterwood harvest system; about
20 acres committed to an evaluation of three sizes of
stand-development educational models; and an evaluation of tree
stability and mortality within subdivision buffers (about 15
acres). The balance is unused forest land. Instruction:
Occasional day field trips to use forest stand types.
Non-UW: Recreational (hiking and horseback riding), some
- Usage Fee
- Recharge for research support provided by pack Forest staff
- Some trash and litter; otherwise, in relatively good
- By road.
- Unique Environment
- Lowland, highly productive forest lands, managed for forest
products production, completely surrounded by urbanizing
- Duane Emmons, Forest Manager, Pack Forest.