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Available Resources

Richter Museum and UWGB Herbarium

The Richter Museum and the UWGB Herbarium are primarily research facilities and are not usually open to the public. However, the curators do conduct a number of tours for groups, such as college and K-12 classes, naturalists, teachers, Learning in Retirement, and other public organizations. If you would like to arrange a tour of the museum and herbarium for your class or group please contact Curators Dan Meinhardt at the Richter Museum or Kathryn Corio at the UWGB Herbarium.

Researchers and faculty that would like to use the museum for research or are requesting specimens for study or to use in classes should contact the curators.

Daniel Meinhardt, Richter Museum Curator
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Dept. of Natural and Applied Sciences
Green Bay, WI 54311
920-465-2713 /
fax: 920-465-2143

Kathryn Corio, Herbarium Curator
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Dept. of Natural and Applied Sciences
Green Bay, WI 54311
920-465-2243 /
fax: 920-465-2376

Biodiversity Center Conference Room and Library

The conference room is available for community or student groups to use as long as the group's work is focused on the preservation of local biodiversity, the room is free, and a CCB staff member is available to open the room. Priority for use is given to Center faculty and staff. The conference table seats 16 and the room includes a white board, projection area and WiFi. Groups who reserve the room must furnish their own computers and projectors. Groups can arrange food service through the campus. Outside caterers are not allowed on campus. Groups must clean up any areas they use, including the conference room, white board, and kitchen. Please contact Kim McKeefry at 465-5032 or for more information.

The library contains a number of titles related to biodiversity, natural history, and ecology. It is open to campus students and employees and to Biodiversity Center partners when the conference room is not in use. Materials in the library are for reference only and may not be removed or checked out.


Cofrin Memorial Arboretum and Other Natural Areas

Access to natural areas depends on the availability of trails and public access. Those areas with public access and trail systems are open to the public during daylight hours for hiking and skiing. Biking is limited to paved trails only. No motorized vehicles, including segueways, are allowed on any trails. Dogs, except for service animals, are not allowed on any trails. Collecting plants or plant parts, animals, mushrooms, minerals, fossils, or archeological artifacts is strictly prohibited. Click for trail policies. Hunting is allowed in certain areas with permission. Click for hunting policies.

Arboretum: Trails through the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum are open to pedestrians every day during daylight hours. Only paved or gravel trails are open to bicycles during daylight hours. The trails are not plowed in the winter, although some trails are occasionally groomed for cross-country skiing. See hunting restrictions above.

Toft Point: The trail at Toft Point is open to the public and is cared for by The Friends of Toft Point. Trail users are asked to be especially careful at Toft and only use the designated trails so they do not disturb fragile habitat. See hunting restrictions under policies.

Kingfisher Farm: The trails at Kingfisher Farm are open to the public. Park in the designated area. Hikers are reminded that the house is occupied and to respect the tenants' privacy. Hunting is not allowed at Kingfisher Farm.

Peninsula Center: Trails through Peninsula are open to the public. See hunting restrictions.

Point au Sable: Point au Sable is not open to the public because there is no public access to the property. Access is available from the beach by boat or by written permission from the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Director only. See hunting restrictions.

Trail users are reminded to remain on the marked trails and that the following are not allowed in any of the natural areas.

  • Removal of any plants or vegetation without written permission
  • Trapping or hunting of animals without written permission
  • Dogs (on or off leash)
  • Motor vehicles (including ATVs, or segueways, except by maintenance staff))
  • Fires or use of fireworks
  • Fire-arms

Large Format Color Plotter

The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity has a large format printer that can print 36 to 46 inch wide posters of any length. Campus students, staff, and faculty may purchase posters. Posters should be ready to print in a gif or jpg file format or as a powerpoint slide scaled to actual poster dimensions. Fees are determined by the size of the poster, type of paper, amount of colored background and text, and amount of technical assistance needed to make the image ready to print. Printing must be ordered two weeks before it is needed. Please contact Kim McKeefry at 465-5032 or for more information.


Field and research equipment: GPS units, binoculars, clipboards, traps, nets and other field equipment are available for checkout each semester by faculty, staff, and students for use in NAS and CCB supervised projects. Equipment must be returned or checkout renewed at the end of each semester. Students who do not return equipment at the end of each semester may have their records and registration permissions blocked until the materials are returned or paid for. Students will need to bring a valid student ID in order to check out equipment.

Computers: Desk-top computers in the main conference room are available for biodiversity or GIS related work by Center faculty, staff, affiliates, or student workers. They are not available for general browsing, homework, ortudents and staff should use the general access computer labs.

Printers and Copiers: Office printers and copiers are only available for use by Center students, staff, and technicians. Other UWGB students and staff should use the general access computer labs, the library, or the copy center.

Office Supplies and Mail Room: Office supplies are for Biodiversity Center use only. Faculty teaching in MAC should get supplies from their departments. Groups or visitors using the conference room are not allowed in the mail room.