Ground has been broken for a new College of Natural Resources Library on the Utah State University campus.

The $1.6 million project is being funded by a private donation from the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation."The gift could not have been more timely in terms of impacts on planet Earth," said USU President Stanford Cazier at the ceremony, which attracted representatives of the foundation, family members, those engaged in the design and construction work, USU faculty and spouses, staff and students.

The 16,000-square-foot building designed by Bruce Haslam, Logan, will include library space, offices, a remote sensing laboratory, the Watershed Science Unit and the Center for Remote Sensing office, according to College of Natural Resources dean Joseph A. Chapman.

The contractor, Wadman Corp., Ogden, has a July 1991 target date for completion.