Unsurpassed natural beauty. A living science laboratory.
Not every university can give its students and the public access to the types of outdoor learning facilities like we can at UWM. We are fortunate to have the Saukville Field Station and other properties to showcase the best that Wisconsin has to offer.
The main facility is located about 25 miles north of UWM’s main Milwaukee campus and includes 320 acres of undisturbed, high-quality natural communities for teaching and research related to animal life, plant species, biodiversity, climate, and more.
The Saukville Field Station is adjacent to the 2,200 acre Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area (SNA) – the largest, least-disturbed bog and the most biologically diverse wetland in southern Wisconsin.
In addition to the Field Station, we manage nine outlying properties.
Get to know us!
- NS Workshops are Back in 2024!The Saukville Field Station will be holding 6 Natural Sciences Workshops in 2024 including perennial favorites such as Sedges: Identification and Ecology, Wetland Delineation, …
- Congratulations to the LRS 2023 Alumni!The Land Restoration School (LRS) has been in residence at the UWM Saukville Field Station at the Cedarburg Bog since June, and recently completed …
- Artist-in-Residence at the Field StationThe Field Station is hosting Jeffrey Kunkel as the first-ever Artist in Residence.
- UWM scientists ranked in top 2% globallyThree UWM scientists who have worked at the Field Station have been ranked in the top 2% of scientists globablly.
- Peter Dunn named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of SciencePeter Dunn has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his work on evolutionary ecology of …
- Erica Young receives NSF award!Erica Young was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to continue her work with pitcher plants.
- Jeff Karron’s pollination research was featured on WUWM!Jeff Karron discusses pollinator conservation and his long-term research projects at the Field Station on UWM Today. You can listen to the interview here.