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The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES) is a 200-acre teaching and learning center located 17 miles east of Stevens Point on glacial Sunset Lake. Since 1975, we have been an integral part of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point College of Natural Resources program and is staffed with professional natural resource and environmental educators.

The mission of CWES is to connect human and natural communities through experience, education, and research.

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Project Understory


Project Understory is a personal, non-fiction, story-based podcast brought to you by the students, faculty, and friends of the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, a field station for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources.

Multipurpose Silviculture in Central Wisconsin

Learn about some of the forest restoration techniques happening right at CWES!

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CWES Nature Navigator

Nature Navigator is a website designed to share information on local flora, fauna and phenological events at CWES.  Click to see what is occurring this week at CWES.

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