fall trees in forestWelcome

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 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.  In addition, 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 learning and connection with the natural world.

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that Hopkins Forest stands on the ancestral homelands of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, who are the indigenous peoples of this region. Following tremendous hardship after being forced from their valued homelands, they continued as a sovereign Tribal Nation in Wisconsin, where they reside today. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present, as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

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