Field Station

The University of Mississippi
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  • The University of Mississippi Field Station and The Center for Water and Wetland Resources

    The UM Field Station is a research and educational facility designed to serve visiting faculty and students, public and private schools, government agencies and the broader community of the Mid-South. The Field Station is located on a 740-acre site 11 miles northeast of the UM Oxford campus off of County Road 202.

    The mission of the University of Mississippi Field Station is to foster ecosystem stewardship by providing a natural laboratory and infrastructure for research, education and service, and by cultivating scientific information and understanding of upland watersheds in the lower Mississippi River Basin and similar habitats.

    The station lies in an uncommonly scenic three mile long V-shaped valley surrounded by wooded hills from which springs and seeps flow year-round.  The facility is unique because of an unusual combination of terrain, vegetation, water resources and engineering.