Hopkins Memorial Forest


The Hopkins Memorial Forest (HMF) is a 2600 acre (1040 ha) reserve in Massachusetts, New York and Vermont managed by the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies (CES) to facilitate and research and undergraduate teaching activities while preserving and monitoring forest resources, particularly through long-term ecological research. We strongly encourage disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching, scholarly activity, and experimental research in the Forest. The results of HMF research will soon be made available through this web site. Low-impact recreational activities that foster an understanding and enjoyment of the forest environment are encouraged.

Our vision for the HMF of the future is a better-understood landscape that will continue to provide opportunities for reflection and connection with the natural world.