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Donald B. Zobel Collection of Historic Forestry and Vegetation Maps, 1914-1989

Map of William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge vegetation, ca. 1980.

Information and Credits

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The Donald B. Zobel Collection of Historic Forestry and Vegetations Maps consist of maps assembled and created by Zobel for his research in forest ecology and for teaching; the bulk of the maps depict forests in Oregon and northern California. Zobel was a faculty member in the Oregon State University Department of Botany and Plant Pathology from 1968 until 2003.

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Scope and Content Note


1.5 cubic feet, including 151 maps; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box, and 6 map folders


The Zobel Collection of Historic Foresty and Vegetation Maps is arranged in five series: I. McDonald Forest, 1989; II. H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, 1959-1969; III. Oregon Forest Maps, 1914-1980; IV. California Soil Vegetation Survey, 1950-1970; and V. Other Maps, circa 1915-1980.

Related Papers

The OSU Archives' holdings include many other collections documenting forestry in Oregon and the northwest. Other collections with significant components of maps are the Gerald W. Williams Collection; Spotted Owl Management, Policy, and Research Collection; and the Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory Records (RG 218). Substantive materials pertaining to McDonald Forest are part of the College of Forestry Records (RG 139). Zobel's work with the Oregon Flora Project is documented in the Donald B. Zobel Papers.

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