The forest is comprised of a major landholding in and around the village of Alberta, totaling nearly 3,700 acres, located 42 miles south of MTU’s main campus on US Highway 41. The forest also includes another 1,200 acres of satellite properties throughout the Upper Peninsula. The core tract is bisected by the Sturgeon River, and contains both upland northern hardwood and outwash plain jack pine forests, with minor components of lowland conifer, natural red pine, and pure aspen forest.
Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 8.58.42 AMThe forest is home to long-term field studies, a range of applied and basic research in natural resources, educational programs tied to the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and is also a demonstration site for advanced sustainable forest managementpractices in the Upper Great Lakes forest region.