User talk:Mike Cline/Articles Under Contemplation/Lubrecht State Experimental Forest
|Lubrecht State Experimental Forest|
|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|
|Dominant tree species||Ponderosa Pine, Douglas-Fir|
The Lubrecht State Experimental Forest Coordinates:  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. 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.
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- "Lubrecht State Experimental Forest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Welcome to Lubrecht Experimental Forest". Retrieved 2011-05-15.
- Making Fire and Fire Surrogate Science Available: A Summary of Regional Workshops With Clients (PDF) (Report). U.S. Department of Agriculture. July 2007. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-727.
- "Treatment saves 600 trees from beetles at Lubrecht Experimental Forest". Retrieved 2011-05-15.
- "1-student school in Greenough has benefits, challenges". Retrieved 2011-05-15.
[[Category:University of Montana - Missoula]] [[Category:Montana state forests]] [[Category:Wildfire ecology]]