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  • Employees ready a 3/4 ton fire truck at the Marcel Ranger Station on the Chippewa National Forest in 1940; equipped with a hose, pump and water tank. (NARA)

Advancing Technology for 70 Years in the Forest Service

For seven decades the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service’s National Technology and Development Program, has provided practical solutions to problems identified by its employees and partners. The program helps the Forest Service manage the nation’s natural resources efficiently and safely. Other agencies and private groups have adopted many of the program’s solutions. The Missoula Technology and Development Center on the Forest Service campus,

  • Our bungalow ranger station cabin, which is now located on the future site of the National Museum of Forest Service History.

Bungalow Ranger Station Cabin Open House

Thanks to everyone who came out to the opening of the Bungalow Ranger Station Cabin during the 75th Anniversary Smokejumper Reunion. Our bungalow ranger station cabin, which is now located on the future site of the National Museum of Forest Service History. From 1913 until 1971, the Bungalow Ranger Station Cabin was located on the North Fork of the Clearwater River in Idaho’s

  • Executive Director Dave Stack stands on the future site of the museum.

Forest Service Museum Efforts Moving Forward in Missoula

If you ask Dave Stack, the old wedding dress stitched from a silk parachute may be the oddest artifact held by the National Museum of Forest Service History. Executive Director Dave Stack stands on the future site of the museum. Once worn by a proud Rocky Mountain bride, the item is one of 33,000 collected by a nonprofit group three years shy of

  • Forest Ranger Carvers: Front (L to R) Chuck Kaparich and Phil Bain Back: Alex McDonald, Steve Weiler and Jerry Covault.

Forest Ranger Carving On Display

Forest Ranger Carvers: Front (L to R) Chuck Kaparich and Phil Bain Back: Alex McDonald, Steve Weiler and Jerry Covault. The Forest Ranger symbolizes the connection Montanans have to our great outdoors and to the legacy of the National Forests. A larger than life Forest Ranger was recently unveiled publicly at the Ace Hardware Store, 2301 Brooks Street courtesy of the National Museum

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