Savenac Nursery Historic District

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Savenac Nursery Historic District
Welcome Sign - Historic Savenac Tree Nursery.jpg
Savenac Nursery Historic District is located in Montana
Savenac Nursery Historic District
Nearest city Haugan, Montana
Coordinates 47°23′7″N 115°23′47″W / 47.38528°N 115.39639°W / 47.38528; -115.39639Coordinates: 47°23′7″N 115°23′47″W / 47.38528°N 115.39639°W / 47.38528; -115.39639
Area 340 acres (138 ha)
Built 1907
Architect William Fox
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 99000988[1]
Added to NRHP August 16, 1999

Savenac Nursery Historic District is located near Haugan in Mineral County, Montana. It is 15 miles from St. Regis, Montana. Savenac was once one of the largest and oldest USDA Forest Service tree nurseries in the western United States, operating from 1907 until 1969. The nursery was created by Elers Koch, of the Forest Service, who also helped fight the Great Fire of 1910 that destroyed much of the northern Rocky Mountains, including the nursery.[2] Savenac once produced over 12 million seedlings annually for use in reforestation of national forests throughout the United States.[3] Its former operations have been moved to the Coeur d'Alene Nursery in Idaho.[4]

Savenac was listed in the National Register of Historic Places August 16, 1999. Today ten buildings built during the 1930s by Company 956 of the Civilian Conservation Corps remain at the site, together with landscaped grounds, a stone bridge,[3] interpretive trails and a small arboretum.[5]



  1. ^ "Savenac Nursery Historic District". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Bramwell, Lincoln (December 23, 2009). "Elers Koch Remembers the 1910 Northern Rockies Fires". US Forest Service. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "3". The Forest Service and The Civilian Conservation Corps: 1933-42. US Forest Service. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ Mineral County Information & Commerce. Mineral County Chamber of Commerce Superior, MT 59872.
  5. ^ National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions. National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.

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