• Pine Lake flora
  • Pine Lake flora
  • Pine Lake Field Station Researchers
  • Pine Lake newt


Research and education are key components of the Pine Lake Institute's mission. The Robert R. Smith Environmental Field Station serves as a research base for Hartwick students and faculty at the Hartwick College's Pine Lake Environmental Campus. Robert V. Riddell State Park - at over 2,000 acres, the largest state park in the New York's Central Region - borders the Pine Lake campus and offers boundless opportunities for research and exploration.

Learn more about biodiversity at Pine Lake and Robert V. Riddell State Park, undergraduate research, faculty research, and the PLI-RVRSP Collaborative, a unique research partnership between Hartwick College's Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Robert V. Riddell State Park.