The Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center is located less than 20 miles from the University of Missouri and serves as the premiere outdoor laboratory and research facility for the School of Natural Resources. The Baskett Center is over 2,000 acres of forestland, representing a variety of different ecosystem types common to the region. Each year, students from over a dozen different courses come to Baskett to get hands-on education on topics including those related to forestry, wildlife, and environmental sciences.
The Baskett Center supports long-term research on forest ecology and ecosystem function, and features on-site maple syrup production by tapping trees in its local sugar bush. Through these projects, the Baskett Center promotes sustainable forest stewardship by way of education and demonstration. Your support of the Baskett Center will increase our impact by providing additional opportunities to student interns and strengthening programmatic capacity.