W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is Michigan State University‘s largest off-campus education complex and one of North America’s premier inland field stations. KBS‘s mission is to develop programs in research, education and extension directed toward a comprehensive understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and the conservation of natural resources.

Located between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich. (about 65 miles from the main campus), the 4,065-acre station includes Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Farm, the Kellogg Biological Laboratories, the KBS Conference Center, Extension and Outreach offices and the Lux Arbor Reserve. The nearby Kellogg Experimental Forest is closely affiliated with KBS.

World renowned for its contributions to ecological science and evolutionary biology, the Station is home to one of the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research sites, and is committed to science and ecology education, conservation of natural resources and sustainable agriculture research and demonstration.

The station is administered through the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Natural Science.

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