Cold-dry climates of the upper midwest often include growing season moisture deficits and cold winters. To the south and west are WUSL at the edge of the Ozark Plateau and KSBS at the western extent of forest.
Sites assimilated thus far include:
University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS)
Washington Univ St Louis Tyson Research Center Plot (WUSL)
Univ Kansas Field Station (UKFS)