The Clifton Institute (formerly known as Environmental Studies on the Piedmont) is a private field station that conducts research, education, and conservation activities. Headquartered in the Northern Piedmont and on 914 acres of land protected by a conservation easement, this facility provides a rich resource for indigenous plant and wildlife studies. The Clifton Institute aims to integrate nature with human activity and development needs so that natural resources are used in a sustainable way. In order to do so, they help bring scientists and the public together in partnership, and encourage community participation in research through hands-on education and volunteer programs.

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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
1500 Remount Road
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
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