Since 1971

Coming Programs and Events

Birding Spring 2020

May 23 - May 28, 2020 - Join Harry Fuller for a chance to see the results of the on-going spring migration.

Great Basin Butterfly 2020

July 10-13, 2020 From Steens Mountain to the Alvord Desert, from alpine to meadow to sagebrush steppe, butterflies and moths abound in this hotspot for Northern Great Basin species.

Alpine Pollinator Ecology 2020

August 14 - 16,2020 The unique mingling of desert and alpine plant communities makes Steens Mountain a hotspot for insect diversity.

Birding – Fall 2020

Sept. 12 - Sept. 18 - Join Harry Fuller for a full day in the Steens where we will go to the peak at just under 10,000 feet elevation.

Geology 2020

September 23-29, 2020 Ever wonder how the landscape of Harney County came to be?

Manager’s Post

COVID UPDATE:  May 26, 2020
Malheur Field Station is opening June 1 on a conditional basis. You must wear a mask when around others and practice social distancing. Reservation only, no drop ins. There will be no food service on site, please bring everything you need from home. WATER – please bring your drinking water.
Malcolm will be closed but for the bookstore, opening for one person at a time (mask mandatory). The office will be open to settle payments.
We have two new dwellings that will be available. West house and Middle house will be available for rent. Pricing will be $100 a night double occupancy. $10 discount for one person. $10 for ea additional person in your family.
The RV park will be open but only for self contained units as we do not have restroom facilities for our RV guests. Full hook up is $20 a night, dry camping is $10.
Birding with Harry Fuller in June will be decided on this Monday the 1st of June.
Please be safe out there. Practice social distancing and wear a mask when near others.
We will see you all soon!

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We are located at 34848 Sodhouse Lane, Princeton, OR about 30 Miles SE of Burns.

Call Us

Our phone number is 541-493-2629. Normal office hours are 8 to 5. If we are out working in the field station please leave a message.

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