Facilities and Field Stations

Trainer Natural Resources Building

The College of Natural Resources is housed within the Trainer Natural Resources (TNR) Building. The TNR has a distinct mural located on the outside of the building.  Click here to learn more about this unique mural.

Central Wisconsin Environmental Station

The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station is located on beautiful Sunset Lake and is a year-round environmental education center and residential facility.​  

Schmeeckle Reserve

Schmeeckle Reserve is managed to protect and restore native ecological communities of central Wisconsin. It is open to the public and serves as a unique gathering place for the community and university.


Treehaven is a residential natural resources education and conference facility located between Rhinelander and Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Treehaven rests on a glacial ridge overlooking 1,400 acres of forest and wetlands.

Waste Education Center

The Waste Education Center is a unique facility for hands-on education in waste management on the UWSP campus. The Center includes a laboratory for solid waste processing and composting, a working wastewater treatment plant, and an analytical laboratory.  

Water and Environmental Analysis Lab

The Water and Environmental Analysis Laboratory is Wisconsin DNR certified and a state-of-the-art facility capable of analyzing a wide range of constituents including metals, nutrients, and pesticides. WEAL was founded in 1972 to serve Wisconsin citizens, train future water quality professionals, and conduct water quality research.

Advanced Computer Lab

The Advanced Computer Lab is a state-of-the-art teaching computer lab established to facilitate the teaching and learning of advanced computing skills, and to provide necessary resources for the CNR faculty, staff and students to carry out research and extension/outreach projects that support the CNR's mission and visions.


The CNR currently manages 13 properties throughout central and northern Wisconsin.