University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Forest Resources

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The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Forest Resources is located within the Henry H Chamberlin Forest Resource Complex on the UAM campus in Monticello, Arkansas. The Chamberlin Forest Resources Complex also houses the Arkansas Forest Resource Center. The School employs 17 faculty and offers three Bachelor of Science degrees, one Associate of Science degree, one Masters of Science degree, and five minors.

The UAM School of Forest Resources is the only forestry school in the State of Arkansas, appropriately located in the heart of Arkansas' timber-growing region.


The School offers Bachelor of Science Degrees in the following disciplines:

Forest Resources - "The Forestry major prepares you for a broad range of career opportunities involving the management, utilization or study of forest resources."

Wildlife Management - "The wildlife management major is a professional program designed to give students a broad scientific background for management and perpetuation of wildlife resources."

Spatial Information Systems - "The Spatial Information Systems (SIS) program at the UA-M School of Forest Resources will provide graduates to meet the growing demand for a geo-technology workforce." The Spatial Information Systems degree has emphases in both Land Surveying and Geographic Information Systems, or GIS.

The School also offers an Associate of Science in Land Surveying Technology and a Masters of Science in Forest Resources.

Degree minors are available in Forest Resources, Wildlife Management, Land Surveying and GIS.

Spatial Analysis Lab[edit]

The Spatial Analysis Lab, or SAL, is one of the landmarks of the School. The SAL lab uses many high end GIS applications, such as ESRI ArcInfo and Leica Geosystems' Erdas Imagine, to analyze and interpret spatial data, like aerial photography or Remote Sensing infrared images.

The SAL utilizes Sun UNIX workstations, Windows workstations and Dell, Inc. PowerEdge servers to both host and digitize terabytes of spatial data. Also, much like Fayeteville's Center for Advanced Spatial Technology, the SAL lab hosts a digital database for Arkansas oriented spatial data, such as land use or soil types. This data is available from an easily navigated web interface. SAL also is home to two publicly accessible survey data correction servers. The first is a constantly running mapping grade GPS base station for use in differential correction of GPS data within 300 miles of Monticello. The second is a survey grade GPS base station that is part of the National Geodetic Survey's CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Station) network. The CORS station has a definitely known geodetic position and is used with other CORS stations for sub-meter GPS differential correction through the OPUS (Online Positioning User Service) service.

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