Whooping Crane. Photo: Cody Wagner/Audubon
Owned and managed by the National Audubon Society, the original purchase of 782 acres in 1974, which was funded by Lillian Annette Rowe of Trenton, NJ, included 2.5 miles of river channel, wet meadows, and some agricultural fields. Additional land acquisitions have increased the current size of the sanctuary to 2,900 acres and 5 miles of river channel. Along with preserving habitat for wildlife, nature-based education is a major focus at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center, where year-round education opportunities exist for local schools and the general public.
Stewardship Board for the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary
The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary greatly appreciates those who support our conservation and education programs. Please visit our sponsors who help make this work possible.
Protecting habitat for migrating Sandhill Cranes and much more.
Sandhill Cranes are what we are known for, but you can finds lots of other species of birds on Rowe Sanctuary throughout the year.
Volunteers are critical to the operations at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary. Take a look at our volunteer opportunities and consider joining this incredible team.
Your generous support helps to ensure that Sandhill Cranes and other wildlife that depend on the Platte River will have this wonderful resource for years to come.
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