Sado Station of Niigata University Forest - Japan
Sado Station of Niigata University Forest
NUF (500ha), which is in the Faculty of Agriculture of Niigata University, is located on Osado Mountains in Sado Island. NUF was found on 1955 and it has been used mainly for education and research of forestry and forest science. NUF has been noted for huge, long-lived conifer timbers (Cryptmeria japonica), two endemic mammals (Lepus brachyurus lyoni and Sorex sadonis), an endemic beetle (Damaster blaptoides capito), and many endangered perennial flowers. Four investigators and Seven technicians are engaged in the station.
General Characteristics and Status