The Minnesota State University Moorhead Regional Science Center (RSC) is approximately 400 acres of prairie, riparian forest habitat and river communities offering a variety of education, research and recreational opportunities and experiences. The RSC is part of the Bluestem Prairie – Minnesota’s largest remnant tallgrass prairie comprising lands owned by MSUM, The Nature Conservancy and the Department of Natural Resources. A portion of the prairie complex is designated as a scientific and natural area.

The Regional Science Center is not a part of Buffalo River State Park; however, it is adjacent to, expands and buffers existing protected prairie habitat managed by the DNR’s Buffalo River State Park and Scientific and Natural Area.