The History of the Brookhaven National Laboratory Site mid-1700s – Present Day
The Brookhaven National Laboratory site is home to one of ten Department of Energy, Office of Science Laboratories. Situated on 5,300 acres within the heart of the Long Island Pine Barrens, this site has a rich history from cord wood industry, Army Camp during two World Wars, the Upton National Forest between the wars, finally transitioning to a multi-faceted research facility where cutting edge research is conducted. BNL is currently celebrating two mile stones; The 100th Anniversary of Camp Upton established in 1917 and the 70th Anniversary of the Lab being established in 1947.
Tim Green is the Cultural and Natural Resource Manager responsible for ensuring that BNL complies with a variety of laws related to cultural and natural resource management among other environmental laws. He has worked at BNL since 1999 having come from the Pantex Plant, another Department of Energy Facility, in Amarillo, TX. His formal training is in Wildlife Management and Zoology, but past experience and interest in cultural resources resulted in his current responsibilities in this area.