About Kemp Station

Kemp Natural Resources Station is a research and teaching facility operated by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences of the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, Kemp Station’s 235 acres support some of the last remnants of old-growth forest in the Lake States. Several other distinct ecosystems are found on site, including:

  • second-growth forests of hemlock, pine, and northern hardwoods
  • lake coves
  • bogs and one bog lake
  • over one mile of shoreline along Tomahawk Lake

This varied environment supports a diverse wildlife population of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and invertebrate, making Kemp Station uniquely suited as a center for natural resources research and education.

Kemp Station is dedicated to programs of research, instruction, and outreach concerning the management, conservation, and preservation of northern Wisconsin’s natural resources The goals of Kemp Station are to:

  • Conduct research on the ecology, management, conservation, and preservation of northern Wisconsin’s natural resources.
  • Transfer information on natural resources management, conservation, and preservation to students of all ages.
  • Enhance public awareness of current natural resources issues.