The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program promotes ecologically-sound land management and the conservation of natural resources in our community. Participation in this Audubon program helps KCGC plan, organize, implement, and document a comprehensive environmental and animal management program.
The Value of "Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries"
The biological heritage of North America-- its genetic resources, native species of plants and animals, diverse habitats, and ecological processes -- is not confined to nature preserves. In fact, an estimated 75% of the land in the United States is privately managed. Used for farming, housing, recreation, timber, and manufacturing, this managed landscape plays a pivotal role in maintaining biodiversity and supporting a high quality of life.
"Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries" are private and public properties that complement preserved lands. They contribute to the conservation of resources and the protection of both common and rare plants and wildlife. In short, they are part of a conservation landscape increasingly made up of a mosaic of property types. For more information, visit the
Audubon International website.