Earth Day is coming this Saturday, and we are celebrating with some pictures from the Department of Forestry camp records. Forestry is currently part of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, but was part of the Department of Horticulture and Forestry at the time the photos were taken.
Pictures from the Forestry department are a perfect fit for Earth Day. According to the Iowa State University Forestry website, “The forestry curriculum offers courses dealing with the management of forest ecosystems for multiple benefits including biodiversity, recreation, water, wilderness, wildlife, and wood and fiber. Conservation and preservation of natural resources are emphasized.”
To learn more about forestry camp, please visit this blog post. Enjoy these photos from over 100 years ago, and have a Happy Earth Day!