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"Teaching Forest" In The Plans

March 02, 2007

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The Department of Forestry is taking the first step in implementing a management plan for over 1,200 acres of woodlands on its University Farms. SIUC runs one of the nation's top forestry programs, and the addition of a "Teaching Forest" is seen as a way to enhance the Forestry program, as well as faculty research and community outreach programs. The Department plans to develop campus wooded areas into outdoor lab spaces in which student can work hands-on with management techniques they learn in class--including techniques for harvesting.