News Release

Announcing the Southern Forest Research Centennial

August 17, 2020

Asheville, NC

In 2021 we will be celebrating 100 years of Forest Service research and development. To commemorate this special event, the Southern Research Station would like to document as much of its history as possible.

Therefore, we are looking for people to contribute articles and images related to the history of the South’s forest experiment stations over the decades. With a rich legacy of images and a wide range of topics on the people, places, programs, and policies, we hope to assemble several collections of historical photographs, maps, blueprints, line drawings, and other documents that will be made permanently available through the Forest Service’s Research Data Archive as well as some other outputs. These include a planned “coffee table” book of some of the great images we have available, as well as a collection of contributed articles written on topics related to our research program.

Those interested in helping out—and these can include current and former SRS employees, National Forest System staff, university partners, outside collaborators, or any other knowledgeable persons—are asked to contact Dr. Don C. Bragg with their thoughts and suggestions.

The Southern Forest Research Centennial website will be regularly updated with further instructions and information; make sure to bookmark it and check it regularly!