April 29, 2010
As early as 1912, students of the Yale University School of Forestry were making spring field trips to Ashley County to study southern forests. In 1946, the Crossett Lumber Company offered the university a site for a permanent camp. For the next twenty years, the camp served as an important site in the development and evolution of professional forestry management. Shown here is one of the camp’s students in the early 1960s examining a tree core sample.