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University Forests

Two University forests (totaling 2,000 acres), the 800-acre Swift River Wildlife Management Area of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the 81,000-acre Quabbin Reservation of the Metropolitan District Commission offer unique field study areas close to campus.

Department(s): 

Natural Resources Conservation
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Resources and the Environment

Resources: 

Cadwell Memorial Forest, Mt. Toby Demonstration Forest

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Urban Forestry Diagnostic Laboratory

Services: to assist Green Industry professionals in the care and maintenance of ornamental plants and turf grass; soil and tissue testing as well as the diagnosis of plant pest and diseases.

Department(s): 

Plant Soil and Insect Sciences
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

UMass Extension

Contact: 

Kathleen Carroll, Program Coordinator

Location: 

French Hall

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Natural Resources Assessment Group

Aerial photo interpretation -- GIS lab. change detection in land planning, forestry, agriculture, environmental conservation, and natural resource management. Digital Transfer Scope (Optem) & workstation, ArcView input

Department(s): 

Plant Soil and Insect Sciences
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Resources and the Environment

Contact: 

Peter Veneman

Location: 

11 Stockbridge Hall

Resources: 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)workstations, maps

Availability: 

Private

Research: