Our field reserves
The KU Field Station is made up of 11 distinct reserves in three different areas in Douglas, Jefferson and Anderson counties in Kansas. Each reserve is described below. Those in the Core Research & Operations Area, just north of the City of Lawrence, are listed first, followed by the reserves that make up the Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve, and the Anderson County Prairie Preserve.
Core Research & Operations Area
Reserves listed in this section are part of the 1,800-acre Core Research & Operations Area about 15 minutes' drive north of the City of Lawrence.
Fitch Natural History Reservation
John H. Nelson Environmental Study Area
Rockefeller Experimental Tract
Suzanne Ecke McColl Nature Reserve
Native Medicinal Plant Garden
Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve
Reserves listed in this section are part of the 456-acre Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve, about 20 minutes' drive southeast of the City of Lawrence. The entire Preserve is protected as a sensitive research area, but public tours are given twice a year. Use our quick webform be notified of upcoming tours; please be aware that there is a waiting list.
Breidenthal Biological Reserve
Forest Legacy Reserve
Anderson County Prairie Preserve
The 1,450-acre Anderson County Prairie Preserve, about an hour's drive south of the City of Lawrence, is held by The Nature Conservancy and managed by the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research as part of the KU Field Station.