The Moores Creek site is 7 miles southeast of campus along the shore of Lake Monroe. This 261-acre tract of land is contiguous with federally-owned land managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Nearly 100% of the site consists of heavily-forested and steeply-dissected ridge and ravine topography. Access is difficult and there is little evidence of human presence. The area was logged in the past (during the 1930s or earlier), but there are many large trees with continuous canopy cover. This site allows extensive, long-term field studies under pristine conditions.