This 7.5 acre Outdoor Forestry Classroom was developed by James River Corp. and then company vice president Brent Halsey, Jr., using guidelines and principles of Project Learning Tree.
The project began in 1990, and opened three years later as the first outdoor demonstration forest classroom in the nation. This forest was dedicated in memory of Brent Halsey, who died several months after the project opened. The OLT holds a conservation easement, dated July 1995, on this forest. Currently the forest is administered by an Advisory Board of Foresters and Educators. Access is via the Huber Forestry building on Park Street, or by parking at the UMaine cornfield on Park St.