Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories is among a global network of field stations that enable "place-based" teaching, research, and public engagement. Itasca, however, is like no other place. It is a sentinel on the edge of forest and prairie biomes, a source for waters of the Mississippi River, and a common ground for people in nature since 1909.


COVID-19 Update (3/23/2020): We are currently running on reduced operations per University guidelines. There is no public access to the Station at this time, and we are operating with ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES only.

Researchers looking for creative ideas to generate data? We at Itasca have these resources to enable new research ideas. 

We were recently featured on Common Ground PBS on Lakeland PBS - click here to view the full episode!

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