University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation

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University of Montana
College of
Forestry and Conservation
Established 1913
Type Public
Dean Irma S. Russell
Location Missoula, Montana, USA
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Campus University of Montana


The School of Forestry 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 Crocket Club's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch of 6,000 acres (24 km2) along the east face of the Rockies.


The College of Forestry and Conservation was ranked third in the country behind Yale University and the University of Washington by the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index in 2007.[2]


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
  2. Vision Magazine 2007