A 5,700 acre tract near Sault Ste. Marie, Dunbar Forest is the University's largest and second oldest off-campus facility and has been a part of the Department of Forestry's research, education and demonstration program since 1925.
MSU FBIC oversees the 5700 acre Dunbar Forest in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. Along the St. Mary's River the crew manages the timber for future research and education. This video shows the two man crew inventorying the various stands during summer 2019. Their work will set the stage for the next 5 years of timber harvests on the forest.
About eight years ago, researchers at the Dunbar Forest Research Center started a new red pine plantation. The key to getting red pine well-established here is to get it planted in dry areas.