Thanks to the help of the Field Station staff, the UWM Libraries, donations, and many others, we are excited to announce that the UWM at Waukesha Field Station digital collection is now live for viewing!
The collection features images from the first 50 years of the UWM at Waukesha Field Station as captured by the first field station manager, Marlin Johnson. The images capture the transformation of the land from a working farm to property that contains restored open-oak prairie and plant communities from throughout Wisconsin. The 98-acre station grew through a series of land donations made by Gertrude Sherman between 1967 and 1970, in order that the land be used to raise environmental education and awareness. In addition the images capture the transformation of the Chicago Northwestern RR to the Glacial Drumlin Trail, aerial views, construction of new buildings and refurbishment of original farm buildings, construction of wood fired kilns , on-site classes, trail-building, prairie and native habitat restoration, invasive plant control, Scuppernong Creek and Henrietta Lake. This archive was made possible through community financial donations.