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Summer 8-12-2021


Student Research Opportunities Program


• The Berea College Forest was started in 1898 when Silas C. Mason purchased the first tract of forest land.

• The land that was acquired was not ideal forest land, often having soil erosion and other problems due to previous overgrazing or over-farming, poor logging habits, and general neglect.

• Mason’s main goals for the forest were to provide timber, educational opportunities, recreation, and water production for the college and surrounding areas.

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Geography Commons