The Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation was founded in 1955 to promote and oversee field-based research in the natural sciences focused on the Lake Superior region, especially the the lands and waters of the Huron Mountains region northern Marquette County, MI. HMWF is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Foundation offers small research grants for projects promoting its mission, maintains the Ives Lake Research Station, and provides exclusive access to a ~10,000 ha private natural area. HMWF’s nearly 70-year history has seen an expansion to a current program including, in a typical season, 25-30 projects involving 30-40 principal investigators from. Beginning in 2020, HMWF has also sponsored an “Artist-in-Residence” offering at the Ives Lake station, focused on fostering linkages between the scientific research community and working artists.
Over the last decade, Ives Lake has hosted researchers from 70+ universities and other institutions and 30 states. HMWF-sponsored research has generated over 150 peer-reviewed publications, with substantial and increasing impact as judged by citation rate. The Foundation’s Director of Research, Dr. Kerry Woods, oversees submission and review of research proposals, as described here.