HMF Permanent Plot System

The Hopkins Memorial Forest (HMF) reserve in Massachusetts, New York and Vermont, is managed by the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies (CES) to provide opportunities for learning, interdisciplinary interactions, and reflection in the liberal arts tradition. The primary mission of the HMF is to sustain and enhance research and undergraduate teaching opportunities while preserving and monitoring forest resources, particularly the long-term ecological research plots,"crown jewels" of the HMF