Visit the Arnot Teaching and Research Forest

Embracing a conservation ethic through support of research and education that balances sustainable production and the maintenance of ecological function

Students at the Arnot Forest

The Arnot is located South of the Fingerlakes, in the townships of VanEtten and Newfield. Approximately 15 miles south-west of the City of Ithaca.

The Arnot is open to the public and the following activities are permitted: small game and deer hunting on an annual fee basis; day activities such as picnicking, hiking, skiing, bicycling, fishing (restricted in some areas), and nature study are welcomed year-round. Camping is not permitted. The field campus is available for organized group use on a reservation basis. Check with the Arnot Forest manager for fees and reservation policies.

The Arnot Forest is unique within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the state, as a facility that integrates virtually all programs across teaching, research, and extension functions among student, educator, landowner, and manager audiences. Program participants are better able to make informed decisions about the management, conservation and economic impacts of how they utilize natural resources. Student- and faculty-based research programs are integrated with teaching and extension in support of college and department missions. It is through this integration that the Arnot Forest supports the Department of Natural Resources’ mission to create knowledge and facilitate learning. Arnot Forest programs further contribute to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences mission areas in student education, extension education, productive and sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, safe and secure food supplies, and economic vitality.

Learn more on the Arnot website

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