About the NYC Urban Field Station
Fort Totten Residential and Research Facility
The New York City Urban Field Station (UFS) is both a physical place to conduct research and a network of relationships among scientists, practitioners, university cooperators, and facilities focused on urban ecology. Since its founding in 2006, the UFS has engaged over 30 non-profit, academic, and government partners creating innovative “research in action” programs to support urban ecosystem management and sustainability initiatives in New York City. The Urban Field Station is sustained through a core partnership between the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. A key component of this partnership was to create a joint field lab and residential space for visiting scientists at historic Fort Totten in Queens, NY. This site will allow scientists to reside and work in New York City on a temporary basis for data collection and other partnership work, greatly expanding the scientific and technical staff available to work throughout the five boroughs and the greater New York metropolitan region. Learn more about applying to use the Fort Totten facility for urban research projects.
NYC Urban Field Station Progress Reports
View our progress reports (pdfs):