This collection features images from the first 50 years of the UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha Field Station 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, in order that the land be used to raise environmental education and awareness. The site is owned by the UW Board of Regents and administered by the UWM at Waukesha campus. The majority of this collection are slide images by Marlin Johnson, the first field station manager (1970 – 2014), and emeritus associate professor of Biology. 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 RR 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.