Regional Campuses & Field Stations

The Ranger School

The Ranger School of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry is located on the banks of the Oswegatchie River near the hamlet of Wanakena, New York. It is the site of the college's forest technology program as well as the summer program for undergraduates. However, many graduate students have done research on the premises.

Adirondack Ecological Center

The Adirondack Ecological Center (AEC) is located in Newcomb, New York and includes a 6,000 ha field station. It was established in 1971 and is the leader in ecological sciences in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. Scientists from all over the world have performed research here, studying the natural ecosystems of the northern forest.

Cranberry Lake Biological Field Station

The Cranberry Lake Biological Field Station is located in Cranberry Lake, New York. It is surrounded by remote forests classified as Wild Forest or Wilderness by the Adirondack Park Agency. The station is isolated by the absence of roads, and can only be accessed by boat. It hosts both an academic summer program and a number of independent research projects.

Heiberg Memorial Forest and Tully Field Station

The Heiberg Memorial Forest and Tully Field Station are located in Tully, New York. These campuses provide field research, instruction and demonstration sites for all curricula on a year-round basis. Classroom facilities are available for scheduled course work, seminars and meetings. The property is most heavily used by students in field laboratory courses during the academic year, research is conducted at all times of the year.

Lafayette Road Experimental Station

The Lafayette Road Experiment Station is located within the City of Syracuse. This station plays an important role for students learning to identify woody plants, regardless of their major. Onsite glasshouses and a tree nursery provide facilities for graduate students and faculty to conduct research. A combination of plantation and natural stands comprise the remainder of the property.

Thousand Islands Biological Station

The Thousand Island Biological Station is located in Clayton, New York. The research here is usually focused on the aquatic ecology of the river with an emphasis on fisheries, wetlands, limnology, invasive species, and ecological perturbations.