Cass field station
The field station is located on 1775 ha of University of Canterbury land. The land is managed by the university as the Cass Mountain Research Area (CMRA). The main purpose of the CMRA is to provide research and learning opportunities for UC staff and students.
The Cass Basin forms part of the mid-Waimakariri intermontane river basin in the central South Island and provides a very wide range of environments - montane grasslands, scrub, riverbed, scree, beech forest, swamp, bog, lake, stream and alpine habitats can all be reached by day trips on foot. In addition, day trips by vehicle can be made to the subalpine and alpine habitats of the Craigieburn Range or Arthurs Pass on the main divide of the Southern Alps.