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W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
W.K. KELLOGG
BIOLOGICAL STATION
3700 East Gull Lake Drive
Hickory Corners, Mich. 49060
kbs.msu.edu
W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
KBS HISTORY
 Former summer estate of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg (18601951)
 The estate, including the Manor House, was completed in
1927
 At this time, W.K. also established the nearby W.K. Kellogg
Bird Sanctuary and Kellogg Farm, which he donated to
Michigan State College
 The Kelloggs allowed the Manor House to be used as a Coast
Guard training facility during World War II, and then as part of
the Percy Jones Hospital
 The Manor House was donated to Michigan State by the W.K.
Kellogg Foundation following W.K.’s death in 1951
W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
KBS NOW
 Michigan State University’s
largest off-campus,
education complex
 Consists of over 3,000 acres
 Located between Kalamazoo
and Battle Creek
 65 miles from MSU’s main,
East Lansing campus
W.K. Kellogg
understood the
importance of
preserving the land
and its resources
W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
KBS INCLUDES:
 Manor House
 Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
 Farm and Dairy Center
 Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) field site
 Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Site
 Academic Campus with conference center and housing
 Outreach Offices
The nearby W.K.
Kellogg
Experimental
Forest is also
associated with
MSU
W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
MANOR HOUSE
 Manor House
 Served as the summer home for
W.K. Kellogg, his wife, and their
visiting children and
grandchildren
 Construction of the estate,
including Carriage House,
Caretaker’s Cottage, greenhouse,
boathouse, and pagoda, was
completed in 1927
 Now hosts weddings and other
special events, and is open most
weekdays for self-guided tours
W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
BIRD SANCTUARY
 Established by Kellogg in 1927
as a refuge for Canada Geese
 Makes up 180 acres surrounding
40-acre Wintergreen Lake
 Now hosts a wide variety of
birds and diverse wildlife
 Holds unique events, walking
tours, summer camps and birding
field trips
The Bird
Sanctuary played
a large role in the
Trumpeter Swan
restoration efforts
of the 1980s
W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
FARM PASTURE DAIRY CENTER
 Kellogg Farm established by
W.K. in 1927 to “serve as an
object lesson to the people of
the region in which it is
located.”
 Today the Pasture Dairy
Center combines pasturebased dairy management and
automatic milking technology
 Pasture Dairy Barn was the
first livestock facility in the
U.S. to receive LEED
certification
W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
GREAT LAKES BIOENERGY
RESEARCH CENTER (GLBRC)
 The main field site for
GLBRC, which also conducts
research in other parts of
Michigan and Wisconsin
 Focuses on investigating the
economic viability and
environmental sustainability
of crops that could be used to
produce cellulosic biofuels
 Funded through the U.S.
Department of Energy
W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL
RESEARCH (LTER) SITE
 One of 26 LTER sites funded by
the National Science Foundation
 KBS LTER studies the ecology
of intensive field crop
ecosystems and its
environmental consequences
 Works to make agriculture more
profitable and provide
environmental benefits
W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
KBS ACADEMICS
 Research facilities at KBS
include: field, pond and computer
labs; greenhouses; multiple
natural habitats; academic
classrooms; and the MSU
Morofsky Memorial Library
 The Academic/Stack building
also houses offices for faculty,
postdoctoral scholars, graduate
students and project staff, as well
as an auditorium
W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
CONFERENCE CENTER
 Full-service conference center open all year to host
meetings, conferences, seminars, training sessions and
retreats
 Dining services available
 Lodging includes apartments, dorm suites, cabins and a
cottage
 Available for rent by day or week
W.K. Kellogg
Biological Station
VISIT US ONLINE
 facebook.com/KelloggBiologicalStation
 twitter.com/KelloggBioStn
 kbs.msu.edu
KBS is MSU’s
largest, off-campus
education
complex,
consisting of over
3,000 acres

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