Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station records, 1913-1959  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Missoula, Mont.)
Title
Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station records
Dates
1913-1959 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.4 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 777
Summary
The Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station records consist primarily of data tables and maps related to studies conducted by the station between 1913-1959. Much of the data relates to the growth, harvest, and value of timber from Western Montana and Northern Idaho. The Experiment Station merged with the Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station in 1953. A few panoramic photos from various lookouts in the Lolo District are also included.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1925, the Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Station was officially established to coordinate the work of experimental forests in Montana, Idaho, and Washington State. Headquartered in Missoula, Montana, the station included forests such as the Priest River Experimental Forest, the Coram Experimental Forest, the Deception Creek Experimental Forest, and the Upper Columbia Research Center. The primary fields of research conducted by the station were forest economics, forest management, fire control, products utilization, range management, and flood control surveys. By 1954, the station combined with the Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, based in Ogden, Utah. The currently station is referred to as the Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station and is based in Utah.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station records contain data, reports, and maps related to studies conducted by the station. Notably, the collection contains data for a lumber manufacturing study conducted from 1921-1945 and timber surveys for Western Montana and Northern Idaho from 1933-1943. The collection also contains a large set of maps and overlays representing data from the timber surveys. Also included in the collection are a tree inventory, lumber mill studies, studies from Coram Experimental Forest, and photos.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana

Preferred Citation

Northern Rocky Mountain and Range Experiment Station records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station records is organized into three series as follows:

Series I: Data and reports, 1913-1959, 6.0 linear feet

Subseries 1: Studies, 1913-1959, 1.0 linear feet

Subseries 2: Timber surveys, 1933-1953, 6.0 linear feet

Series II: Maps, 1934-1946 and undated, 1.0 linear feet

Series III: Photographs, 1954-1956, 0.4 linear feet

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were transferred in 1969. No formal documentation exists regarding the acquisition of the collection.

Processing Note

No documentation exists regarding the initial processing of the collection. The collection was originally considered to be created by the US Forest Service and was assigned the collection number LC 84. The collection was reprocessed in 2011, at which time it was determined that the Forest and Range Experiment Station was the creator. The collection was designated Mss 777. Reprocessing included the assignment of series designations, the revision of collection level descriptions, and the rehousing of collection materials. In 2021, a third series was added containing panoramic photos from various Lolo District lookouts.

Bibliography

Lewis, Lowell G. and Lawrence E. Stipe, 1996. "The implementation of GIS to assess the role of insects and pathogens in forest succession.” In Remote Sensing; People in Partnership with Technology, Proceedings of the Sixth Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Conference, Denver, Colorado April 29-May 3, 1996, ed. Jerry Dean Greer, 120-134. Bethesda, Md. : American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Related Materials

Other materials for Region One of the United States Forest Service may be found at the National Archives and Records Administration Pacific Alaska Region in Seattle, Washington under the title of Forest Service Records, Record Group 95.

Materials specific to the Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station are managed by the National Archives and Records Administration under the classification number 95.10.8: Records of other national forest and range experiment stations.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Data and reports, 1913-1959Return to Top

6.0 linear feet

This series consists of tables recording the data from various studies by the Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, as well as reports produced from and related to these studies. This series consists of two subseries: Studies and Timber surveys.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Studies
1.0 linear feet
This subseries consists of data and reports, much of which examines the costs of manufacturing lumber. This subseries also contains tree inventories from 1947-1959 and reports from the Coram Experimental Forest. The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order.
1913-1959
Box/Folder
1/1
Coram Experimental Forest studies
1942-1956
1/2
Lodgepole pine lumber grade recovery and price study
Study conducted in conjunction with Downer Lumber Company in Livingston, Montana.
1954-1956
1/3
Lumber manufacturing study - financial worksheets
1921-1926
1/4
Lumber manufacturing study - financial worksheets
1926-1927
1/5
Lumber manufacturing study - financial worksheets
1928-1930
1/6
Lumber manufacturing study - financial worksheets
1931-1933
2/1
Lumber manufacturing study - financial worksheets
1934-1935
2/2
Lumber manufacturing study - financial worksheets
1936-1937
2/3
Lumber manufacturing study - financial worksheets
1938-1945
2/4
Lumber manufacturing study - financial aspects
1919-1938
2/5
Lumber manufacturing study - financial aspects
1920-1931
2/6
Lumber manufacturing study - financial aspects
1921-1946
2/7
Lumber manufacturing study - financial aspects
1922-1946
3/1
Lumber manufacturing study - financial aspects
1940-1945
3/2
Lumber manufacturing cost study
1935, 1946
3/3
Montana mill records
1919-1944
3/4
Notes
1913-1953
3/5-3/6
Reller millscale study
1955-1956
3/7
Tree inventories
1947-1959
Subseries 2: Timber surveys
5.0 linear feet
This subseries consists of timber surveys of Western Montana and Northern Idaho performed primarily in the 1930s. These surveys record the types of trees and the size and density of trees. Stand tables refer to data collected on stands of trees located within the surveyed regions.
1933-1953
Volume
1-2
Volumes 1-2 - Western Montana
1939-1944
3
Volume 3 - Ravalli County
1939-1944
Box
OS 8-9
Volumes 4-5 - Western Montana
1939-1944
Volume
6-12
Volumes 6-12 - Northern Idaho
1939-1945
13
Volume 13 - Benewa County
1939-1946
Box
OS 10
Volume 14 - Benewa County
1939-1946
Box/Folder
4/1
Volume 15 - Benewa County
1939-1946
Box
OS 11-12
Volumes 16-17 - Bonner County
1939-1947
Volume
18
Volume 18 - Boundary County
1939-1948
Box
OS 13
Volume 19 - Boundary County
1939-1948
OS 14
Volume 20 - Idaho County
1939-1949
OS 15-16
Volumes 21-22 - Kootenai County
1939-1950
OS 17
Volume 23 - Latah County
1939-1951
OS 18
Volume 24 - Lewis County
1939-1952
OS 19
Volume 25 - Nez Perce County
1939-1953
Volume
45
Volume 45 - Northern Idaho maintenance survey - Block 1
1939-1954
46
Volume 46 - Northern Idaho maintenance survey - Block 2
1939-1955
47-49
Volumes 47-49 - Northern Idaho stand tables
1939-1956
50-51
Volumes 50-51 - Western Montana stand tables
1939-1957

Series II:  Maps, 1934-1946 and undatedReturn to Top

1.0 linear feet

This series includes maps detailing the composition of forests in Western Montana and Northern Idaho. The maps are based on data from the timber surveys in Series I, Subseries 2. The series is arranged first by state, then by county in the case of Montana maps.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/2
Volume 26 - Idaho County
undated
4/3
Volume 27 - Cascade County, Montana
1941-1946
4/4
Volume 28 - Choteau County, Montana
1941
5/1
Volume 29 - Deer Lodge County, Montana
1941
5/2
Volume 30 - Fergus County, Montana
1940-1942
OS Map Drawer
Annotated Fergus County highway and transportation map (South Half)
Item removed from Folder 5/2: Volume 30 - Fergus County, Montana.
1936
5/3
Volume 31 - Flathead County, Montana
1934-1940
5/4-5
Volume 32 - Glacier County, Montana
1935-1936
6/1
Volume 33 - Granite County, Montana
1939-1941
6/2
Volume 34 - Judith Basin County, Montana
1941-1942
6/3
Volume 35 - Lake County, Montana
1935-1940
6/4
Volume 36 - Lewis and Clark County, Montana
1940
6/5
Volume 37 - Lincoln County, Montana
1934-1938
6/6
Volume 38 - Mineral County, Montana
1937-1939
6/7
Volume 39 - Missoula County, Montana
1937-1940
6/8
Volume 40 - Powell County, Montana
1940-1941
7/1
Volume 41 - Ravalli County, Montana
1939-1940
7/2
Volume 42 - Sanders County, Montana
1934-1939
7/3
Volume 43 - Silver Bow County, Montana
1941
7/4
Volume 44 - Silver Bow County, Montana
1941

Series III:  Photographs, 1954-1956Return to Top

0.4 linear feet

This series includes mounted panoramic photos taken from lookouts in the Lolo District.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/1-3
Union Peak Lookout
September 13, 1954
8/4-6
Lolo Hot Springs Lookout
September 23, 1954
8/7-9
West Fork Butte Lookout
August 31, 1956
8/10-12
White Mountain Lookout
September 1, 1956

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Experimental forests--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Flood control--Research--Montana--Missoula.
  • Forest fires--Prevention and control--Research--Montana--Missoula.
  • Forest surveys--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Forest management--Research--Montana--Missoula.
  • Forest products--Research--Montana--Missoula.
  • Forests and forestry--Economic aspects--Research--Montana--Missoula.
  • Lumber trade--Research--Montana--Missoula.
  • Range management--Research--Montana--Missoula.

Corporate Names

  • United States. Forest Service.
  • Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Missoula, Mont.)--Archives.

Geographical Names

  • Coram Experimental Forest (Mont.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Maps--Northwest, Pacific.