Our main offices and laboratories are on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, but our research is strengthened by studies conducted at field stations across the state.


Forbes Natural History Building

1816 South Oak Street, MC 652 • Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-6880 • Fax: (217) 244-0802 • Email: info@inhs.illinois.edu

Forbes Natural History Building

INHS Field Stations

Forbes Biological Station

The Forbes Biological Station outside Havana focuses on studies relating to waterfowl, wetlands, and the Illinois River environment.

20003 N CR 1770E, Havana, IL 62644

Great Rivers Field Station

The Great Rivers Field Station in Alton gathers environmental and biological data on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers.

918 Union Street, Alton, IL 62002


Illinois River Biological Station

The Illinois River Biological Station in Havana gathers environmental and biological data on the Illinois River.

704 N Schrader Street, Havana, IL 62644


Kaskaskia Biological Station

The Kaskaskia Biological Station is on Lake Shelbyville near Sullivan and serves as the base for fisheries research conducted on Lake Shelbyville and throughout the state.

1235 Co Rd 1000N, Sullivan, IL 61951


Lake Michigan Biological Station

The Lake Michigan Biological Station, in the North Unit of Illinois Beach State Park near Zion, focuses on research and outreach to improve management of Lake Michigan fisheries, to understand the ecology of the lake, and to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species.

400 17th Street, Zion, IL 60099


Ridge Lake Biological Station

The Ridge Lake Biological Station at Fox Ridge State Park near Charleston focuses on fisheries studies.

17211 Ridge Lake Road, Charleston, IL 61920


Sam Parr Biological Station

The Sam Parr Biological Station, by Forbes Lake near Kinmundy, has 27 experimental ponds for fisheries research.

6401 Meacham Road, Kinmundy, IL 62854