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Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

University of Wisconsin-Madison
226 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1598

Phone: 608-262-2671
Fax: 608-262-3322

Mark Rickenbach, Chair

Who to Contact with Questions:

Laurie Ballentine Reception general questions,
job postings
Lance Potter Academic Department Manager administrative questions
Sara Rodock Student Services Coordinator Undergraduate and Graduate Program Questions

* Please email job postings to Laurie and she will distribute them by email.  We only post permanent jobs within the department to this website.

Directions to the Department:

An interactive campus map can be viewed at:

By Car:

Madison is located in south central Wisconsin and is accessible via several major highways. Madison is a:

  • 1 1/2-hour drive from Milwaukee (via Interstate 94)
  • 2 1/2-hour drive from Chicago (via Interstate 90)
  • 4 1/2-hour drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul (via Interstate 94)
  • 2-hour drive from Dubuque (via US 151)

Getting to UW-Madison Forest and Wildlife Ecology Department:

  • Take I-90 or US 151 to Hwy 12/18.
  • Follow Hwy 12/18 exit at Park Street (Exit 261 B).
  • Proceed north on Park Street about 5 miles to University Avenue.
  • Turn Left (West) on University Ave
  • Turn Right (North) on Charter Street
  • Turn Left (West) on Observatory Drive, cross Babcock Drive and travel ~0.15 miles
  • Turn Left (South) into Lot 36 parking lot (1645 Observatory Drive)
  • Walk out the south end of the lot toward the 8 story building (Russell labs)
  • Office is in Room 226 Russell (please stop by for parking pass)

By Plane:

Dane County Regional Airport, on Madison’s northeast side, provides regional and national air service to and from Madison. Seventy-five flights daily connect passengers to 22 locations, reaching 600 domestic and 70 international destinations with one-stop service. 

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