University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Field Station
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UWM Field Station

The UWM Field Station invites researchers and instructors to use its research and educational facilities. At the main Station property, located in Saukville, Wisconsin, UWM owns 320 acres. Our property is adjacent to the Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area, so we have almost 2000 acres of undisturbed, high-quality natural communities available for teaching and research. These include the Cedarburg Bog, one of the largest and most biologically interesting wetlands in southern Wisconsin, the Sapa Bog, an acidic black spruce bog, and an old growth beech-maple forest. In addition to the Cedarburg Bog Unit, the Field Station manages five outlying properties (including Neda Mine and Benedict Prairie) and the Downer Woods on the UWM campus.

The Friends of the Cedarburg Bog is a non-profit group whose mission is to help preserve and study the Cedarburg Bog and to make the public more aware of its uniqueness. The Friends sponsor public events and volunteer workdays and publish a quarterly newsletter.

Jim Reinartz was recently interviewed for UWM Today! Click here to hear his interview.

The Field Station celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014! Click here for a history of the Field Station, and here for a video about the Field Station.