Babcock Nature Preserve
The Babcock Nature Preserve, located ten miles from Johnson State College in Eden, Vermont, is a 1,000-acre tract of forest land owned and maintained by the College for scientific and educational purposes. A site of geological significance carved out of the northern Green Mountains by ancient glaciers, the preserve offers a diversity of settings for studies in the natural sciences. Three large ponds dominate the physical landscape, and birds and mammals abound. With forested watersheds of mixed conifers and northern hardwoods, opportunities for field studies in hydrology, limnology, and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem analyses are unlimited. The summer field program at the preserve features a number of short, intensive courses designed to provide field experience in the natural sciences beyond those normally possible during the academic year.