French National School of Forestry

The French National School of Forestry (École nationale des eaux et forêts, or National School of Water Resources and Forestry), established in Nancy, France, in 1824, was the first national training institute for foresters in France, and a premier early school of forestry in Europe and globally.

Nancy National Water and Forest School student in 2nd lieutenant forest hunter military corps uniform in 1889.
Library circa 1900 at the French National School of Forestry
Fauna specimen circa 1900 at the French National School of Forestry
Wood specimen circa 1900 at the French National School of Forestry
Sanglier specimen circa 1900 at the French National School of Forestry
Class activity, French National School of FOrestry, ca 1900

In 1964, it was merged into the National School of Rural Engineering, Water Resources and Forestry (École nationale du génie rural, des eaux et des forêts, or ENGREF), which in turn became part of AgroParisTech (Institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l’environnement, or Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences) in 2006.

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Coordinates: 48°41′35″N 6°11′17″E / 48.693°N 6.188°E / 48.693; 6.188