Seattle Campus Buildings

The school occupies three buildings on the UW Seattle campus: Alfred H. Anderson Hall, the Hugo Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory, and Julius H. Bloedel Hall. In addition, the UW Botanic Gardens (UWBG) occupies building complexes at Union Bay and the Washington Park Arboretum.

The school maintains the UW campus Brockman Memorial Tree Tour. This tour of significant campus trees, most non-native species, is dedicated to the memory of professor C. Frank Brockman (1902-1985).

Field Facilities

The school field facilities include two major forested areas covering more than 4,000 acres, an arboretum, a reserve and several cooperative research centers and stations. These lands offer a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic characteristics in support of a full range of scientific investigations. They also provide a general natural science laboratory for the many disciplines in the School concerned with natural resource science and management.
  • Union Bay Natural Area
    The Union Bay Natural Area, located adjacent to CUH, is a large grassland and wetland. It supports research, education and outreach programs in the fields of urban horticulture, forestry, ecology and restoration.
  • Washington Park Arboretum
    The Washington Park Arboretum is a spectacular urban green space on the shores of Lake Washington just east of downtown Seattle and south of the UW. Its 200 acres comprise a dynamic, living learning experience with collections of oaks, conifers, camellias, Japanese maples and hollies that are known internationally as our country's largest. The School manages the Arboretum's plant collections. The city of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation holds title to the land and cooperates in its management.
  • Olympic Natural Resources Center (ONRC)
    The Olympic Natural Resources Center, near Forks, Wash., is administered jointly with the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences. It conducts research and eduction in natural resource management practices that integrate the generation of economic benefits with the maintenance and enhancement of ecological values. Biological, physical and social scientists cooperate on projects ranging from basic scientific research to public policy assessment. Much of the Center's work is conducted cooperatively with other research institutions, state and federal agencies, resource owners and interest groups. The major focus is on forest and marine resources of the Olympic Peninsula.
  • Charles Lathrop Pack Experimental Forest and Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest
    The Charles Lathrop Pack Experimental Forest of approximately 4,200 acres is located 65 miles south of the UW, near Eatonville, Wash. This forested property is the focal point for on-the-ground academic work in environmental science and resource management subject areas, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Broad forest and soil diversity has led to extensive biological, management and engineering research, much of which may be characterized as a "pioneering effort." A full-time resident staff manages the facility. Rustic but comfortable facilities provide housing and support to academic and research programs and are also are used extensively for conferences both within and outside the UW.
  • Lee Memorial Forest
    The Lee Memorial Forest, of approximately 160 acres, is located about 22 miles northeast of the UW near Maltby, Wash. This forested property provides valuable academic and research opportunities near the campus. Characterized by forest types and soils common to western Washington lowlands, Lee Forest is used extensively for part-day trips and for research and demonstration projects especially useful in a land base where long-term study commitments are difficult to achieve.
  • Wind River Experimental Forest
    The Wind River Experimental Forest (WREF) is one of the few remaining old-growth forests left in the Pacific Northwest. It operates under a special use permit with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and the University of Washington. SEFS has been a long-time research partner at WREF, working together on canopy tower operations and other projects.
  • Thompson Research Site
  • Joe E. Monahan Findley Lake Reserve
    The Thompson Research Site and the Joe E. Monohan Findley Lake Reserve in the 640-acre Cedar River watershed are utilized by the School in cooperation with the city of Seattle's Public Utilities for studies in forest hydrology and mineral cycling in the forest ecosystem.