UWM at Waukesha Field Station Records Added

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha Field Station records document the first fifty years the Field Station was in operation. Located between Wales and Dousman in Waukesha County, the 98 acre station grew through a series of land donations by Gertrude Sherman between 1967 and 1970, with the intention that the land be used to raise environmental education and awareness. These images capture the transformation of the land from a working farm to property that contains a 12.8 acre restored open-oak prairie, and 33.4 additional acres of sample plant communities from around Wisconsin. In addition, the images capture the transformation of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad to the Glacial Drumlin Trail, as well as: aerial views, construction of new buildings and refurbishment of original farm buildings, construction of two wood fired kilns and their use, educational use of the field station and on-site classes, trail-building, prairie and native habitat restoration, invasive plant control, Scuppernong Creek, and Henrietta Lake.