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Tom Swamp Research Forest

Harvard Forest conducts internationally-important research on a wide range of forest dynamics on thousands of acres of land, including 648 acres in Tom Swamp. The Tom Swamp Conservation Project, completed with Mount Grace in 2016, marks the first time Harvard University has chosen to place a Conservation Restriction on a parcel it owns.

Thanks to a Forest Legacy Grant, conservation of Tom Swamp with a Watershed Preservation Restriction held by the DCR’s Division of Water Supply Protection permanently secures this important research area.