Our Land

One hundred and eighty five acres of natural habitat for birds, wildlife, and humans alike! Our land is at the heart of everything we do. It’s allowed us to establish a 40-year reputation of excellence in environmental education for people of all ages.

Our Challenge

Schlitz Audubon has recently confirmed Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) on the property. EAB is a small invasive beetle that kills ash trees. Learn more about EAB and the Center’s comprehensive response plan.

As you can imagine, 185-acres of natural habitat requires ongoing restoration and preservation to be:

  • Ecologically sound
  • Accessible to our visitors and students
  • Our focal point for teaching natural science education

This ecological restoration includes:

  • Creating habitat which supports native biodiversity
  • Maintaining hiking trails
  • Monitoring of landforms and ecosystems for potential threats
  • Controlling invasive plant species
  • Engaging volunteers and interns in this program

We often hear from our visitors, students, and donors “your process sounds time intensive and expensive”. In fact, it is a never-ending process and restoration comes at a cost of roughly $5,000-$10,000 per acre or more plus the cost of annual maintenance that follows.

Help us restore, preserve, and maintain our natural habitat