The 400-acre Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center serves as a hub for scientific research in natural resource restoration and management.

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The Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center (CMERC) is the former Muck Soils Research Farm in Bath Township, located about 20 minutes from the MSU East Lansing campus. The property has been repurposed as center for scientific research in natural resource restoration and management. Some of the initial goals are to initiate long-term monitoring of the wetland and the surrounding ecosystems to better understand how they function, and to conduct scientific research that informs society about better land stewardship practices and how to conserve our natural resources. The ongoing research will be the foundation for our outreach and education programs with CMERC providing opportunities for the public to be active participants in scientific research to increase awareness and understanding of the relevance of science to society. Further, the research and outreach activities will serve as a platform for training undergraduate students in field-based research and science communication and engagement. Please visit our Research and History pages to learn more about this unique piece of land and some of the current projects taking place.

Note: this page is currently being updated and does not reflect projects for 2021 and 2022.

CMERC is located at 9422 E. Herbison Road in Laingsburg, Michigan. Please note that it is easiest to find us by navigating via GPS to Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center.

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New trail makes nature more accessible at the MSU Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center

Published on August 25, 2021 12:00AM

Generous gifts make ADA-accessible trail possible