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Great Basin Station

Great Basin Station

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 National Forest).

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, or activities.
  • 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.


A Look at the Station
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For questions, contact us at 435-283-7376