Welcome to Lubrecht Experimental Forest
The Lubrecht Experimental Forest is a 28,000-acre outdoor classroom and laboratory located 30 miles northeast of Missoula, Montana in the Blackfoot River drainage. Students and faculty use Lubrecht as a study and research site to learn about forest ecology, watershed management, timber harvest, wildlife research, and more. The public visits the forest to hike, ski, and hold special events.
The Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station of The University of Montana owns and operates 21,000 acres of the forest. The remainder is under the jurisdiction of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and is managed cooperatively with the Experiment Station.
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