Smart Forests Technology at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest

hjandrewstower_sm.jpgThe H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, located in the western Cascade mountains of Oregon, supports research on forests, streams, and watersheds. Wireless communication systems (telemetry) were first installed in 1994 in a few of the high elevation meteorological and stream gaging stations at the Andrews Forest.

Near real-time web displays of this data proved useful in assuring successful operation of remote sites and provided data access even when physical access was restricted due to heavy snow or debris avalanches. The telemetry network has since been expanded to include a more extensive hydrometeorological measurement system, and an automated system allows near real-time Internet access and graphical displays of data. The set up of the cyber technology platform for the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest is show below. 

Real Time data portal