Nobody goes into land conservation expecting to keep their hands clean.
ACR staff and volunteers will tell you stewarding our preserves is dirty, sweaty and backbreaking work. But they’re not complaining.
It’s also very satisfying to tear out invasive plants, replant native flora and undo other man-made habitat damage.
These unglamorous but important jobs dovetail perfectly with our more far-reaching research efforts.
In other words, ACR’s success depends on a symbiotic relationship between habitat restoration and ecological research. Each supports the other.
We strive for ecologically healthy preserves so wildlife can flourish here. When the habitat is rich with food, water and shelter, it attracts egrets and the other animals we study.