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Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories

Station Address

UMN Station
28131 University Circle
Lake Itasca, MN 56470

Program Office in St Paul

224 Cargill
1500 Gortner Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
Itasca Station main phone number on site: (218) 699-3550, staff extensions listed below.
St Paul Admin office: (612) 624-6743.
General inquiries, e-mail

Staff Contacts

Jonathan Schilling, Director
Contact Director Schilling to discuss or initiate academic programs at the Station.
Laura Domine, Program Administrator
St Paul office: (612) 624-6743
Station office: (218) 699-3550 ext 3302
Contact Laura with initial inquiries about the Station and/or to reserve cabin space, dining accommodations and dietary needs, confirm reservations, determine fees, discuss charges/payments of bills, or with questions about field biology courses.
Lesley Knoll, Station Biologist
Station office: (218) 699-3550 ext 3345
Contact Lesley for inquiries about doing research at the Itasca station, or to schedule/set-up classrooms or equipment​.
Charlie Schmidgall, Resident Manager
Station office: (218) 699-3550 ext 3691
Contact Charlie with concerns about maintenance and facilities.