Research:The research building had been expanded and more instruments were acquired. In addition to the present 8 researchers, more are expected to join the Experimental Forest in the near Future. There are 21 undergoing studies and 122 long-term study sites distributed in different tracts, where the surveys are made regularly. The results of studies have been published in more than 700 papers, which were mailed to 65 organizations in Taiwan, 20 organizations in China and 54 organizations in 18 other countries for promoting academic communications. Teaching and Practice: Every year, 14,000 students from 25 departments in 18 schools come to practice in the Experimental Forest, which Forest assigns 1,200 man-times to help. In Chi-tou and Ho-she tracts, dormitories, restaurants and recreation rooms were built to accommodate these students. Therefore, the Experimental Forest was designated as one of the national outdoor Centers of Ecological Education to regularly hold activities for Science teachers and parents and children for promoting education of natural science.
Management demonstration: The Experimental Forest has made great efforts in forestation. However, the reduced lumbering led to the decreased lands for forestation. Nowadays, the emphasis has been put in the reforestation of the failed forested lands, grasslands and landslide lands. In the Experimental Forest, there are near 23,500 ha of forests, including man-made forests, public safety forests and natural forests, which accumulate 2.4 millions cubic meters of wood. The beautiful forests are the best examples of forestation on Central Mountain Ranges and play an essential role in conserving water. In addition, the Experimental Forest established the forest recreation area, forest ecological conservation area, tea plantations and various arboretums to demonstrate the multi-goal management of forest resources. Environmental Conservation: To meet toady's ecological trends, the Experimental Forest has made great efforts in natural conservation. The bountiful forest resources, diverse vegetation and unique ecological natures make the Experimental Forest the national treasure house. We closely watch the forests against any land abuse and unlawful tree-felling, enhance the conservation of soil and water, flood control, fire control, disease and insect control and so on. In addition, the interpretive signs were erected all over Chitou Forest Recreation Area to provide tourists with the knowledge of environmental conservation.