Teaching and research in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
Lakeshore Nature Preserve offers a rich environment for teaching and research
is conveniently located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
|Previous projects include ecological surveys,
art classes, archaeological experiments, mapping, climate and biology
labs, wildlife study, genetic material collection, and service learning.
What are the types of project permits?
See Permit Matrix
See also Permit Policy
Why do I need a project permit?
We encourage teaching and research in the Preserve but need to protect
the biological and cultural resources of the landscape in accordance
with the Preserve’s
- Permits allow us to
minimize conflicts between users, to control unsuitable uses,
and to coordinate your project with campus security and restoration
- As part
of our stewardship for the Preserve, we archive and share
research data about the Preserve. To accomplish this, all teaching
and research activities submit a short annual report in various
formats. Please see our past
research annual reports.
How long does it take to get a permit?
It depends on your usage. Most permits are approved after a short review,
but some permits will have an approval lead time. See the Permit
Matrix to find your type of project.
Please Note: Researchers hoping to use the
Preserve for projects requiring grant support should apply for their
Preserve research permit before submitting grant applications to the
funding agency. This will avoid the potentially awkward situation
of a researcher successfully receiving grant support but then being
denied permission to perform the funded research in the Preserve. Contact
Projects have the oversight of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve field manager.
Cathie Bruner, Field Manager
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 700 Service Building
1217 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
How do I apply?
You will need the following information
to complete the application:
- Project description, impacts, objectives
- Grant proposal information
- Desired project location
- Supervising faculty contact information and course number