Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station
The Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station is the statewide agency research unit of the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. The MFCES was founded in 1937 and provides base funding for an active research program at the college. That research addresses issues Montanans care about, like water availability and forest management.
The MFCES owns and manages two properties, Lubrecht Experimental Forest and Bandy Experimental Ranch. Both are actively managed for timber and grazing and serve as outdoor laboratories for the college's students and faculty.
MFCES Station Director