California State Historical Landmark #840-2
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This landmark is located in Bidwell Nature Center, Cedar Grove Picnic Area, Cedar Grove and East 8th, Bidwell Park, Chico in Butte County. There are 10 other California State Historical Landmarks in Butte County. The GPS coordinates for this location are 39° 44' 41.8" N 121° 48' 34.2" W.
In 1888, the State Board of Forestry established an experimental forestry station and nursery. It and the Santa Monica station established in 1887 were the first such stations in the Nation. Exotic and native trees were tested and produced for scientific and conservation purposes. The station was operated by the Board of Forestry until 1903.