Celebrate Stroud Water Research Center ’s history — from its humble beginning in Joan and Dick Stroud’s garage to a world-renowned freshwater research institution — with our anniversary book, The First Fifty Years.

Download a digital copy or pick up a hard copy at one of our events!

The following content was originally published in Stroud Water Research Center: A Portrait,1967–2000.

The Beginning

W.B. Dixon Stroud in a boat holding two fish.

The Watershed

Landmark Research

Art and Science

Robert Murray mural, Cheyenne Winter

Road to Independence

Brick pathway with fish sculptures leading to the main entrance at Stroud Water Research Center.

Building Blocks

Scientist performing research on the Salmon River in Idaho in the 1970s.