Field Station Committee
The Field Station Committee was formed to maintain the field stations, ensure their safe use, and prioritize funding obligations.
The mission of the field stations is to provide model ecosystems for education and research use. Collectively, the field stations offer many of the major ecosystem types in the Red River Valley, including wetlands, prairies, riparian woodlands, streams, and agricultural areas.
The Field Station Committee operates four field stations and encourages use of these stations by educators and researchers from the region and abroad. We request that all potential users submit a short description of their proposed use (education or research) to the UND Field Station Committee for approval. For additional information and to submit requests for use, please contact Dr. Kathryn Yurkonis at Kathryn.Yurkonis@UND.edu or the Biology Department at 701.777.2622.
Field station lands include a remnant (Oakville Prairie), a riparian forest area (Inkster), a bottomland forest (Traill County), and agricultural land (Mekinock). The prairie and the riparian forest are important ecosystems in North Dakota that represent the types of ecosystems that historically existed in the state.
Submit completed form to Kathryn Yurkonis at Kathryn.Yurkonis@UND.edu. A new/renewal form must be submitted annually, even if the activity is unchanged.
Field Station Committee Members
|Name/Department/Stop||Phone/Email||Position on Committee|
|John Mihelich, Interim VP Research & ED, 8367||701.777.6736
|Jason (Jay) Boulanger, Biology, 9019||701.777.2461
|Mark Hoffmann, Chemistry, 9024||701.777.2742
|A&S Dean Designee|
|Sherry Fieber-Beyer, Space Studies, 9008||701.777.6408
|Space Studies Chair Designee|
|Kathryn Yurkonis, Biology, 9019||701.777.4676
|Kevin Fruhwirth, Facilities, 9032||701.777.2483
Please see UND Biology for additional information on each field station.