1998 ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT SUMMARIZING ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE LTER NETWORK OFFICE DURING THE SECOND YEAR OF COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT DEB–9634135 – The second year of the Cooperative Agreement establishing the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Office (NET) at the University of New Mexico began on March 15, 1998. During this period, the transfer of NET activities from the University of Washington was finalized. The recruitment of NET staff was completed with the addition of a programmer/analyst, a systems administrator, and an accountant to the office.