On-site facilities include lab buildings, barns and an animal barn/kennel. In past years, elk, moose and woodland caribou were kept on site during research projects. Smoot Hill has supported a wide range of research projects including: nutritional studies of moose, population studies of mice and voles, studies of non-native plants, genetics of salamanders, and wind deposition of dust and soil across the Palouse farmlands.
(From R. Daubenmire, 1970. Steppe vegetation of Washington. Technical Bulletin 62. Pullman, WA: Washington State University, College of Agriculture, Washington Agricultural Experiment Station.)