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UF/IFAS Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

UF/IFAS Ordway-Swisher Biological Station


Contact Information

Station Office Mailing Address

Phone: 352-294-3685
Fax: 352-294-3696

Ordway-Swisher Biological Station
693 State Road 26
Melrose, FL 32666                                 


Name Role Email
John Davis Director  
Tracey Sleek Assistant Director
Management Operations
Name Role Email
Vickie Hall Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Klindt Land Manager
Danielle Lacouture GIS Technician 
James Perry Maintenance Generalist 
Grace Howell Conservation Steward 
JT McUmber Land Management Specialist 


Entrance Gate Locations

North Entrance (Primary Access) West Entrance

693 State Road 26
Melrose, FL                                

590 N State Road 21
Hawthorne, FL                                 

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Note: The Station is not open to the public except for pre-arranged visits, so entrance gates require an access code.
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