Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center

Baskett is used for research and education in wildlife management and behavior, forestry and resource measurement. A long-term program to document tree canopy climate is currently underway. Data from Baskett has been used in more than 125 research publications. It is located in the Ozark border region of southcentral Missouri, an ecologically important transitional zone.

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A Sweet Success

This is part two of a two-part story exploring the process of collecting sap and turning it into maple syrup at the Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center near Ashland. Part one can be found…

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Promoting Environmental Stewardship

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has always put a strong focus on commending farmers, producers, ranchers and landowners who are good stewards of the resources in their care. The Missouri…

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A Sweet Opportunity

This is part one of a three-part series exploring the process of collecting sap and turning it into maple syrup at the Baskett Research Center near Ashland.  The University of Missouri College of…

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Making Good Management Decisions

Nearly five years ago, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) revised its CAFO regulatory rules for catastrophic and chronic weather events. CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding…

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Virtual Tour of Baskett Research Center

Wildlife Research

Cameras mounted on deer provide an up-close and personal look of how deer behave and see their world when humans aren’t looking.

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Large-Scale Meteorological and Ecological Projects

The MOFLUX research project measures the carbon and water balance of Missouri’s oak-hickory forests using a 106-foot tower above the canopy.

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An Example of Second Growth Forest

This unique site offers a rich source for types of research such as dendrology, forestry, soil sciences, entomology and ornithology.