. Archbold Biological Station | Research, Conservation and Education

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Archbold purchases Buck Island Ranch

Thirty years ago, a partnership between Archbold Biological Station and Buck Island Ranch inspired a new mission: cowboys and scientists working together to advance scientific discovery on a ten thousand acre working cattle ranch. Bridging this cultural divide has resulted in a series of transformative discoveries that have begun to reshape approaches to agriculture, sustainability, and conservation in the 21st century.

Archbold is pleased to announce that we have taken advantage of a tremendous opportunity— to purchase Buck Island Ranch from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, making the Ranch part of Archbold forever.

Archbold is thrilled to make this announcement—one that preserves and protects this important piece of Florida’s heritage and natural habitat, and the advancement of science and conservation in Florida and beyond.