Established in 1933, the San Dimas Experimental Forest, which consists of 17,000 acres just north of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, and Claremont, seems to be a mystery to most local residents. Thanks to my conversation with US Forest Service Physical Scientist Pete Wohlgemuth, this episode attempts to shed light on the history of the forest as well as some of the important research that has been conducted right here in our own backyard.
Links for this episode:
US Forest Service San Dimas Experimental Forest
“Swath of forest above San Dimas has colorful scientific history,” San Gabriel Valley Tribune, April 29, 2012
“A Little-Known Treasure in Our Mountains: The San Dimas Experimental Forest,” by Ted Trynza, Sustainable Claremont, March 18, 2016