ABOUT THE FIELD STATION

The Loma Linda Field Station is a privately owned field station and forest reserve located in the Coto Brus highlands in southern Costa Rica.  The objective of the field station is to provide resources for conservation and restoration of tropical forest ecosystems and support research and education in Southern Costa Rica.

Loma Linda is located ~15 km from the town of San Vito and the Wilson Botanical Gardens - Las Cruces Biological Station, and is 25 km from La Amistad International Park. The 160-acre property includes 120 acres of primary and old successional forest, 40 acres of agricultural lands and gardens and 15 km of forest trails. Because the forest reserve is one of the larger remnant fragments of montane tropical forest in the region, it is a high-priority site for conservation. Loma Linda was established in 1956 and has been a key research site for numerous studies on tropical biology and tropical forest restoration for the past 25 years. In addition, the agricultural land has been used as a model for sustainable agriculture and the station has a long history of active outreach with farming communities to move towards more sustainable agricultural practices. 


PARTNER ORGANIZATION

We are partnered with the American Climber Science Program  (ACSP), an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that conducts and facilitates research and conservation in mountain environments and provide opportunities for education and true exploration.


RESEARCH

Below are links to several projects carrying out active research on the Field Station.

Holl Restoration Ecology Lab - University of California-Santa Cruz

Cole Research - University of Hawaii - Manoa

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