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RM-GTR-27: History of Forest Service Research in the Central and Southern Rocky Mountain Regions, 1908-1975
Price, Raymond. 1976. History of Forest Service Research in the Central and Southern Rocky Mountain Regions, 1908-1975. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-27. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 100 p.
The first forest research area established by the Forest Service was in 1908the Fort Valley Experimental Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona. In 1909, the Fremont Experiment Station near Colorado Springs was begun, as well as the Wagon Wheel Gap watershed experiment in the central Rockies. The Santa Rita Range Reserve, begun in 1903, was transferred to the Forest Service in 1915. Two forest and range experiment stations were officially designated Southwestern Station, in 1930, at Tucson, Arizona, and Rocky Mountain Station, in 1935, at Fort Collins, Colorado. The two Stations were combined in 1953, with central headquarters at Fort Collins, to serve a 10-State territory.
Keywords: USDA Forest Service, forestry research, history
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"Here we shall plant the tree of research"
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The Central and Southern Rocky Mountain Regions
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The beginning of Forest Service Research in the Central and Southern Rocky Mountain Regions
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Complexity of forest land management called for organized research
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The Southwestern Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1930-53
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The Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1935-53
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Consolidation of Rocky Mountain and Southwestern Stations, 1953
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Growth and development of the new Rocky Mountain Station, 1953-75
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The distaff side
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Cooperation with other agencies
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Some research highlights and accomplishments
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History of Forest Service Research in the Central and Southern
Rocky Mountain Regions, 1908-1975
Electronic Publish Date: March 11, 2004
Last Update: September 15 12, 2008
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