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 231 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 sustainable use of northern Wisconsin’s natural resources. The goals of Kemp Station are to:
- Conduct research on the ecology, management, conservation, and the sustainable use of northern Wisconsin’s natural resources.
- Transfer information on natural resources management, conservation, and sustainable use to students of all ages.
- Enhance public awareness of current natural resources issues.
We welcome visits to Kemp Station; however, the University of Wisconsin has implemented a Closed Campus policy for all remote field stations, including Kemp Natural Resources Station. This means that you must have written permission to be on Kemp Station or other UW field station properties. “No Trespassing” signs are posted at the main entrance, boat launch, and boathouse. Please contact Karla, 715-358-5667 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Scott, 715-892-0391, if you wish to arrange a visit to the property.