School Forest

The Garlough School Forest of 25.57 acres was established in January 2017 and created in collaboration with the City of West St. Paul and through the State of Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources, Forestry Division. The major portion of the school forest property is owned by the City of West St Paul with the balance owned by Independent School District #197. The forest cover type is mainly central hardwoods (14.33 acres), lowland hardwoods (9.22 acres), marsh (2.31 acres) and mowed grass (1.7 acres). Garlough school property is adjacent to the school forest which allows for frequent student/forest interactions and increased learning opportunities.