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The process for a researcher to secure approval to use KBS property or KBS facilities begins by submission of a Site Use Request Form (SURF). Submission of a SURF does not guarantee its approval.

The KBS Director must approve all research activities, and assigns laboratory and office space and establishes fees. Contact the Director's office before proposing major uses of KBS lands or facilities in a SURF.

Information on specific facility use must be obtained from the appropriate faculty or staff member listed at the bottom of this page before a Site Use Request Form is completed.

Researchers preparing proposals for research to be conducted at KBS must seek SURF approval prior to submission to the funding agency.

Site Use Request Form

Once a researcher is fairly certain they wish to initiate a research project or sabbatical visit at KBS, the next step is to submit a completed SURF. Forms can be found here:

Research Site Use Request Form (except for Dairy)

Dairy Site Use Request Form

The SURF form MUST be completed at least one month, and preferably 3 months, before research begins. Failure to complete a SURF will mean cancellation of the research project and any housing/equipment reservations.

Contacts for Information on Specific KBS Facilities


Faculty/staff liaison

Pond Lab

Gary Mittelbach

Greenhouse and Head House Lab

Jeff Conner

Plant Ecology Field Lab

Kay Gross

Agroecology Field Lab

Sieg Snapp


Steve Hamilton

Farm Learning Center

Mark Williams

Dairy Facility (lab and crops)

Santiago Utsumi

Farm (cropland incl. FSC)

Jim Bronson


Stacey Vanderwulp


Poonam Jasrotia

Lux Arbor Reserve, Brook Lodge

Steve Hamilton

Bird Sanctuary

Kara Haas

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 16:05