September 8, 2010
SUU signs demonstration forest agreement with Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
Southern Utah University and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands signed an agreement Tuesday that designates parts of the university’s 2,200-acre Mountain Ranch on Cedar Mountain as a “demonstration forest.”
SUU President Michael T. Benson and State Forester Richard J. Buehler, director of the Division of Forestry, signed a memo of understanding that provides for a 20-year joint venture to use Mountain Ranch forest land for teaching forest- and range-management techniques and outcomes.
In a signing ceremony at the SUU Mountain Center, Southwest Area Forester Patrick Moore of the Division of Forestry outlined a three-fold mission of the agreement centered on education and resource management.
Moore said the demonstration forest will provide a living outdoor laboratory for SUU students and faculty “with exposure to resources that otherwise might not be available.”
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