Fraser Experimental Forest tour set for Aug. 1 |

Fraser Experimental Forest tour set for Aug. 1

Staff Report
Courtesy of Grand County Historical Association
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Do you ever wonder what goes on at the end of St. Louis Creek Road? Join Banning Starr and Douglas McLain, resident scientists, as we tour the camp, examine old maps and photos, and learn about the special work going on for decades in this unique research station.

Bring your water, sun screen, and brown bag lunch. After touring the camp and its historic buildings, people may extend the visit with a more hearty walk or drive to remote research areas.

The Fraser Experimental Forest, located just outside of the Town of Fraser, was established in 1937. The purpose for its creation was to provide a high alpine and subalpine environment to study the relationships between forest treatments and water yield. Since its establishment scientific research in hydrology, forestry and forest ecology is ongoing.

Located in the upper reaches of the St. Louis Creek watershed, the 36 square mile research area has a rich history in the Fraser valley including both stories of life before and life after its establishment.

Please join us in exploring this history and the science behind the Fraser Experimental Forest.

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