ARCHIVED CONTENT: In December 2020, the CZO program was succeeded by the Critical Zone Collaborative Network (CZ Net) ×

Shale Hills field site is located just 20 minutes south of State College and Penn State University.

Researchers who are interested in working at the CZO should complete the Request for Collaborations, Visits, or Samples form. If you have further questions please contact Susan Brantley (current PI, and Brandon Forsythe (

Accomodations are available in State College for visiting colleagues. Research visitors should contact Brandon Forsythe regarding food, lodging and other needs.


Shale Hills is adjacent to PSU's Stone Valley Recreation Area and the Shavers Creek Environmental Center.

For more information about the area, see the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau.


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