Research and Monitoring

Research and monitoring are central to our goals of restoring and maintaining the globally rare, inland pitch pine-scrub oak barrens community, while protecting historical, cultural and recreational resources at the preserve. We work independently and in collaboration with other scientists and institutions to build knowledge of Pine Bush-related ecology, geology, hydrology, history and sociology. This knowledge informs our management decisions and allows us to better share the story of the Pine Bush.

Research publications

A periodically updated list of research publications related to the preserve can be found in our website library.


Interested in doing your own research in the preserve?

Apply for a Temporary Revocable Permit (TRP). Contact Neil Gifford at to request the TRP appliation.


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