Prairie Research Institute



Our main offices and laboratories are on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, but our research is strengthened by studies conducted at field stations across the state.

Illinois State Archaeological Survey

ISAS Central Offices

23 Stadium Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-4244
Email us


ISAS Field Stations

American Bottom Field Station

13 Gateway Dr.
Collinsville, IL 62234

phone: (618) 855-9206


Central Illinois Field Station

1108 N Cunningham Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 607-0904


Northern Illinois Field Station

21 N Union St
Elgin, IL 60123

phone: (224) 281-4730


Western Illinois Field Station–Macomb

1206 W Jackson St
Macomb, IL 61455

phone: (309) 833-3097


Western Illinois Field Station–Jacksonville

604 E Vandalia Rd
Jacksonville, IL 62650

phone: (217) 243-9491


Illinois Natural History Survey

Forbes Natural History Building (INHS Headquarters)

1816 South Oak Street, MC 652
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-6880
Fax: (217) 244-0802

Forbes Natural History Building

INHS Field Stations

Forbes Biological Station

The Forbes Biological Station outside Havana focuses on studies relating to waterfowl, wetlands, and the Illinois River environment.

20003 N CR 1770E
Havana, IL 62644


Great Rivers Field Station

The Great Rivers Field Station in Alton gathers environmental and biological data on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers.

918 Union Street
Alton, IL 62002


Illinois River Biological Station

The Illinois River Biological Station in Havana gathers environmental and biological data on the Illinois River.

704 N Schrader Street
Havana, IL 62644


Kaskaskia Biological Station

The Kaskaskia Biological Station is on Lake Shelbyville near Sullivan and serves as the base for fisheries research conducted on Lake Shelbyville and throughout the state.

1235 Co Rd 1000N
Sullivan, IL 61951


Lake Michigan Biological Station

The Lake Michigan Biological Station, in the North Unit of Illinois Beach State Park near Zion, focuses on research and outreach to improve the management of Lake Michigan fisheries, to understand the ecology of the lake, and to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species.

400 17th Street
Zion, IL 60099


Ridge Lake Biological Station

The Ridge Lake Biological Station at Fox Ridge State Park near Charleston focuses on fisheries studies.

17211 Ridge Lake Road
Charleston, IL 61920


Sam Parr Biological Station

The Sam Parr Biological Station, by Forbes Lake near Kinmundy, has 27 experimental ponds for fisheries research.

6401 Meacham Road
Kinmundy, IL 62854