The 5,760-acre Dunbar Forest is the largest and second-oldest MSU off-campus facility. The forest hosts long-term genetics and silvicultural studies that have helped advance the science of forest management in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. For example, red pine is the most widely planted commercial forest species in Michigan, occupying more than 850,000 acres. Successful long-term management of this important resource is based, in large part, on research results from the Dunbar Forest.
Dunbar Forest is managed from the Forest Biomass Innovation Center (FBIC) in Escanaba, Mich.
Published on February 3, 2014
Patricia Soranno, MSU AgBioResearch professor of fisheries and wildlife, is helping define the new scientific field of macrosystems ecology.
Published on June 25, 2013
Raymond O. Miller has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee.
Published on June 11, 2013
A 2011 survey of 1,000 fruit growers indicates that Enviro-weather helped to save at least $1.7 million in grower costs. Growers surveyed also indicated an estimated 7 million pounds in increased crop yield.