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Lubrecht State Experimental Forest
Geography
Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Elevation 4,157 feet (1,267 m)
Area 28,000 acres (110 km2; 44 sq mi)
Governing body University of Montana, College of Forestry and Conservation
Ecology
Dominant tree species Ponderosa Pine, Douglas-Fir

The Lubrecht State Experimental Forest 46°53′30″N 113°26′03″W / 46.89167°N 113.43417°W / 46.89167; -113.43417 (Lubrecht State Experimental Forest)Coordinates: 46°53′30″N 113°26′03″W / 46.89167°N 113.43417°W / 46.89167; -113.43417 (Lubrecht State Experimental Forest) [1] is an 28,000 acres (11,000 ha) outdoor classroom and laboratory located 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Missoula, Montana, in the Blackfoot River Valley.[2] The land was donated to the University of Montana by the Anaconda Company in 1937, and is owned and managed by the Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station. The experimental forest is dedicated to the advancement of natural resource knowledge through research and education and has a history of research and demonstration projects beginning in 1950. Numerous short and long-term studies focus on silvicultural cutting and prescribed burning effects on timber, forage, wildlife, and water resources. In addition, undergraduate and graduate students use the forest for activities, including lab exercises, field trips, summer camp, and theses projects. A fire and fire surrogate (FFS) study site is installed in second-growth ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir stands within the forest.[3]

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[[Category:University of Montana - Missoula]] [[Category:Montana state forests]] [[Category:Wildfire ecology]]