Section 2-30-20

Establishment, maintenance, etc., of forest research program; establishment of forestry and forest ranger courses and expansion of facilities for training in forestry.

(a) The Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station of Auburn University shall establish or expand and maintain a forest research program for the state designed to obtain basic and practical information pertaining to greater growth and better quality of timber and more varied and economical uses of forest products. To accomplish these purposes, investigations shall be conducted at the main station at Auburn and at such points throughout the state as may be deemed necessary to determine sound and progressive forest practices for each principal forest type of the state.

(b) The Auburn University shall establish a four-year course in forestry and a forest ranger course, and it shall expand the present facilities for the training in forestry of all agricultural students.

(Acts 1945, No. 294, p. 488, §1.)