Fort Valley Experimental Forest�A Century of Research 1908-2008

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Title: Fort Valley’s Early Scientists: A Legacy of Distinction

Author: * Sanchez-Meador, A.J. , Olberding, S.D.

Subject: Fort Valley Experiment Station

Abstract: When the Riordan brothers of Flagstaff, Arizona asked Gifford Pinchot to determine why there was a deficit in ponderosa pine seedlings, neither party understood the historical significance of what they were setting in motion for the field of forest research. The direct result of that professional favor was the establishment of the Fort Valley Experiment Station (Fort Valley) in 1908, and the insights produced through its research program are remarkable. The scientists that passed through Fort Valley are an accolade that commonly goes unmentioned, and includes extraordinary individuals such as: Gustaf “Gus” Pearson, Emanuel Fritz, Edward C. Crafts, and Ruthford H. Westveld.

Date: 2008

Type: Proceedings

Source: Fort Valley Experimental Forest - A Century of Research 1908-2008 Conference Proceedings

Identifier: RMRS-P-53CD: 331-338

Publisher: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Format: PDF

Language: English