Evergreen Ecological Observation Network (EEON)

Human Impacts


In 2009, a group of researchers conducted a human impacts assessment of the TESC EEON network. Their project involved interviews with local forest users, trailhead surveys, and counts of users. They conducted a thorough mapping project to determine density, location, and type of all non-official human structures (dump sites, structures, abandoned campsites, ec.). They compiled the work in a single presentation and paper.  The paper is posted here. Contact us if you have any further questions about this interesting project!


  1. Incredible project (mapping the Evergreen State forest)! the researches are to be commended. Great work.

    Ed Mueller

  2. This is a great project! Thanks for doing this research and sharing it with the wider community.
    I was curious to know if all the dog walkers are picking up after their pets, and if there was a main type of garbage found (plastic, paper, camping items, etc).

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