The Great Basin Station is an old, renovated US Forest Service research facility.
The Station has a rich history, and is considered by many to be the cradle of world-wide
rangeland and watershed research. The Station is nestled in a spruce/fir/aspen forest
on the eastern edge of the Great Basin. Today the Station is comprised of eight historic
buildings (think of a 1930s neighborhood located at 8,900 feet in the Manti-La Sal
The Great Basin Station operates under a unique partnership between Snow College,
and the Manti-La Sal National Forest.
The Purpose of the Great Basin Station
- To provide an outdoor living/learning center for educational courses, workshops, programs,
- To provide a center for retreats, conferences, seminars, outdoor activities, and so
forth, for federal and state natural resources agencies, educational institutions,
professional societies, private groups, etc.
- To provide a center for community and private activities, supervised by Snow College.
- To develop outdoor opportunities, courses, and programs provided through Snow College.
- To support the continuing scientific research on the Wasatch Plateau by providing
residential facilities for visiting scientists.
- To promote the appreciation of the historical value of the Great Basin Experimental
Range by maintaining the historical integrity of the site and by maintaining an on-site
museum which preserves, displays, and describes the history of the research and the
landmark accomplishments of the pioneering scientists.
For questions, contact us at 435-283-7376