Creation of Forest and aquatic environment Research at INRA

The first research stations were set up by INRA in Nancy, Avignon and Bordeaux for forestry, and Biarritz and Thonon-les-Bains for aquatic environments. Thus, as from 1964,  the Institute was original in grouping research on both agriculture and forestry, while these areas tend to be dealt with by separate institutions in most other countries.