About Us

Called a nature’s laboratory and a freshwater research area, the Experimental Lakes Area includes a total of 58 lakes that are used for the purpose of scientific research. Scientists study the ecosystem and its different components and how they respond to change. The goal is to develop and implement sound and cost-effective management practices, regulations, and policies to protect freshwater sources and supplies. The research station was founded back in 1968 to study trends and emerging concerns over time.