The Administrative Complex and the Research Complex are approx. one mile apart. The Administrative Complex consists of the main Headquarters Office, the Shop, the Barn and two private residences. The Research Complex consists of the Swinging H ranch house, the Bunkhouse, the Casita and the Lab.

Housing & Camping Fees - per person per night

General public - $60 lodging; $30 camping

Researchers - $40 lodging; $20 camping

Student researchers - $20 lodging; $10 camping

Telephones (land-lines) are available in most buildings. Long-distance is blocked on the research complex phones, so you will need to use a credit card or phone card. Cell phone coverage on the ranch is very spotty but we have installed boosters in the Bunkhouse and the Swinging H. Wi-fi is available in Bunkhouse, Swinging H and Lab.

Laboratory & equipment
A 25 x 35 foot laboratory building includes a chest freezer, specimen case, drying oven, sink and rest room. It also includes plenty of counter space, overhead fluorescent lighting, electrical outlets and wi-fi.

Herbarium                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The herbarium, housed in the main office, features approximately 1200 locally-collected plant specimens. A photoherbarium is under development.

The 30 x 30 foot classroom takes up part of the headquarters building. Available to classes are an LCD projector (laptop may or may not be available), an overhead projector and plenty of whiteboard space. Tables and chairs can accommodate classes up to 60 persons.


The Bunkhouse has 5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 11 individuals. It also includes two bathrooms, shared kitchen/dining facilities and a washing machine.


Our quaint studio called the Casita features a queen murphy bed, bathroom and kitchenette.

Swinging H Ranch House
The ranch house has a three separate bedrooms, all containing 2 single beds.  It also features a shared kitchen, 2 baths, washing machine, and large dining and living areas.


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