Research by the Arboretum

When fully operational, the new WSU Arboretum and Wildlife Conservation Center will host and sponsor research in wildlife ecology, conservation of biological diversity, natural resource ecology, horticulture and landscape architecture, and ecological sustainability. Research by faculty and students associated with the AWCC is not limited to plants, but rather, our emphasis is on sustainability and the ecological interactions of plants, animals, and people. Our research is conducted both on the Arboretum site and in adjacent research facilities and outdoor laboratories of Washington State University.

The WSU Arboretum & Wildlife Conservation Center also helps conserve, restore, and manage several tracts of native Palouse Prairie, including the Magpie Forest Ecological Reserve and the Kramer Prairie Ecological Reserve.