W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation Article

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W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation
University of Montana Forestry.jpg
Type Public
Established1913
DeanIrma S. Russell
Location Missoula, Montana, USA
46°51′29″N 113°59′03″W / 46.85808°N 113.98416°W / 46.85808; -113.98416
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA COLLEGE OF FORESTRY AND CONSERVATION Latitude and Longitude:

46°51′29″N 113°59′03″W / 46.85808°N 113.98416°W / 46.85808; -113.98416
Campus University of Montana
Website http://www.cfc.umt.edu/

The W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation, formerly the University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation, is college within the University of Montana. It was created by an act of the Thirteenth Montanan Legislative Assembly in 1913 to meet the great and growing demand on the part of lumber companies, large timber holding corporations, and the national and state governments. [1]

Laboratories and Stations

The College of Forestry and Conservation has access to well-equipped laboratories, extensive computer technology, and four field stations --

  1. the 28,000-acre (110 km2) Lubrecht Experimental Forest
  2. the Flathead Lake Biological Station on the shores of 184-square-mile (480 km2) Flathead Lake
  3. the 3,500-acre (14 km2) Bandy Ranch
  4. the Boone and Crockett Club's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch of 6,000 acres (24 km2) along the east face of the Rockies.

Program

The College of Forestry and Conservation is currently ranked number one in the country.

Building

The Forestry Building is one of the oldest buildings on campus. It was built in the Renaissance Revival style specified by Carsley-Gilbert’s master plan in 1922.

External links

  1. ^ Twentieth Register of the University of Montana 1914-1915. p.193