Picture from highland forest test area

An outdoor Upland Forest research area is a laboratory for testing equipment and activities in environmental conditions that approximate those of a upland forest. The goal is to replicate a broadleaf evergreen forest that is approximate to human settlement and has experienced disturbance due to human cultivation and harvesting of vegetation and other uses. The forest includes a waterfall, ponds and a large collection of boulders arranged into box canyons. The boulders are arranged to offer varying degrees of navigational difficulty.

Picture from highland forest test area