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Lunchtime Lecture: “Here We Shall Plant the Tree of Research” The US Forest Service Fort Valley Experimental Forest
Fort Valley Forest Research Station
Join historian Susan Olberding as she explores the history of the Fort Valley Research Station.
On a peaceful spot near Flagstaff is the nations’ first USFS research station first established in 1908 when the Riordans asked USFS Chief Gifford Pinchot to learn why ponderosa pine was not regenerating after logging. This presentation explains the history that set the groundwork for USFS research around the country.
Presenter Susan Olberding has been the volunteer historian/archivist for the Fort Valley Experimental Forest for over 30 years. She prepared and submitted the 2004 nomination of ... view more »
State Park Entrance fee is $2 per person.
The presentation will be free thanks to Riordan Action Network. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Contact: (928) 779-4395