2020-03-17: The global COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold as do institutional and government responses. We are monitoring the situation and responding to guidance and imperatives from Queen's University. For now we intend to stay open for individual researchers for the Spring and Summer but encourage them to access our facilities and landbase each day from home packing their own bagged lunch. We will not host gatherings of more than 10 people, and field courses, large workshops and other such meetings will not be hosted until further notice. For researchers from farther away, we will work to accommodate you in our facilities but will seek to ensure 'social distancing' with only one person per cabin, plenty of hand sanitizer and soap and water, and access to cooking facilities so that individuals may provide for themselves (we are exploring kitchen options). Please contact us should you have questions and note that our plans and actions may change as the situation evolves. Here is a link to COVID-19 resources at Queen's: https://www.queensu.ca/covidinfo/

Should you have questions regarding activities at QUBS please contact our Senior Manager Sonia Nobrega, Operations Managers of our two campuses, Aron Zolderdo and Adam Morcom, of QUBS Director Stephen Lougheed.

Please check back regularly for the latest updates.

Bracken Tract

This property, encompassing nearly 200 hectares, was donated by George and Margaret Bracken in memory of George’s parents. This tract is located near Newboro and has extensive frontage on Newboro Lake. The majority of the Bracken tract is composed of open field (which provides grazing for a few cattle), with the rest of the tract being covered in moderately old forest dominated by maple, ironwood, basswood and ash trees. The tract also contains wet woodlands and swampy areas boarding the lake as well as several small islands that once were home to an iron mine.

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