Our Landowner Partners

Vital components of the Field Station Community are the Landowners in Montana who have graciously granted us permission to tromp across their fields, streams, hills, and gullies for over 60 years. At our 50th Anniversary Celebration in 1999, we presented landowners with plaques expressing our appreciation, a small token of gratitude that is very deep indeed.

picnic with landowners

Towards the end of the summer courses we have a barbeque at the Field Station for the landowners, families, and friends so the staff, faculty and students can thank them for all of their support.

Landowners and study sites

The people listed below were instrumental in the founding of the Indiana University Geologic Field Station. They contributed greatly to the Field Station and the Indiana University Geological Sciences program during their affiliation with the University.

The Armstrong Family (Melvin, Chad and Trista, John) – Pole Canyon, Sacry’s, and elsewhere

The Carey Family (Pat and John) – Mount Doherty and the North Doherty Pluton

Paul and Kaye Doddridge, KG Ranch – Highway 10

Jim Evans – the Lakota stop in the Black Hills of South Dakota

David, Ken and Linda Glaus – Sacry’s Final Study Area

John Glaus – Mayflower Mine Access Road

David and Betsy Hicks – Harrison Lake Weather Station

Gene and Lois Hinton – decades of support

Mike Huempfner – Copper City

The Jackson Family – Willow Creek Watershed

Monte Kemper – London Hills

Jamie Kushenski – London Hills

Russell and Wanda Munson – London Hills Final Study Area

Jeanne Murphy – Doherty

Glenn and Carol Patrick – Jefferson Canyon

Bill and Rhoda Powell – Sacry’s Final Study Area

Jim Quinn – Mesozoic Section

Todd and Cindy Rathkamp – Mayflower Mine

Bob and Bonnie Rice – friends

Gayle Sacry – Sacry’s Final Study Area

Ed Self – Copper City

Walt and Aileen Shaw – Sacry’s Final Study Area

Donna Sitz – Willow Creek Watershed

John Von Bergen – Paleozoic Section, Pole Canyon

Bud Walbert – friend

contact information

department of earth and atmospheric sciences
indiana university
1001 e. 10th st. bloomington in 47405

phone: 812-855-1475


field station address:
633 s. boulder road, cardwell, montana 59721
phone: 406-287-3323