Delta Marsh Field Station Archive
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The Delta Marsh Field Station was a research and teaching facility of the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada). Located on the south shore of Lake Manitoba (98°23'W, 50°11'N), it bordered Delta Marsh, a “Wetland of International Significance” under the Ramsar Convention, that is one of the largest coastal marshes in North America.

The Field Station property was part of a designated game-bird refuge and wildlife protection area, most of which was designated in 1987 as an ecologically significant area. Established in 1966, the Station was a member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations and the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network of Environment Canada. It was based at Mallard Lodge, one of the finest lodges on the marsh, built in 1932 on the estate of noted athlete and businessman Donald H. Bain.

The Delta Marsh Field Station closed in 2011. Records pertaining to its operation have been transferred to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. A digital archive of select documents is provided here.

Annual Reports
These reports summarized research conducted using DMFS facilities, from 1969 to 1998. The text-searchable contents of the reports are available here.

Occasional Publications
The OP series of publications contained detailed information about various aspects of the Delta Marsh ecosystem. They were published as information warranted.

List of Publications and Theses
A list of citations for all scientific journal articles and student theses written using DMFS facilities through the years.

Delta Marsh History Initiative
An initiative, spearheaded by the DMFS, to document the natural and cultural history of the Delta Marsh and surrounding area.

A collection of photographs pertaining to the DMFS and its activities.

This archive is maintained by Gordon Goldsborough, the final Director of the Delta Marsh Field Station (1996-2010).

Page revised: 3 December 2013