|Citizens Help Undertake Detroit River Hawk Watch at one |
of the three best places to watch raptor migrations in the U.S.
Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
To help develop the next generation of conservationists, a priority has been placed on reconnecting people with nature through compelling citizen science. Good examples of involving citizens in observing and understanding nature, and contributing to conservation in our Refuge, include: DetroitRiver Hawk Watch in one of the three best places to watch raptor migrations in the U.S., marsh bird monitoring, Christmas Bird Counts, common tern restoration and monitoring, habitat restoration and enhancement work through our Refuge Stewardship Crew, and soft shoreline engineering at over 50 sites in the watershed. And all of this citizen science is being done in a refuge with nearly seven million people in a 45-minute drive.
Citizen scientists help restore common tern habitat
along the Detroit River.
Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
|Refuge's stewardship crew removes invasive|
buckthorn from Humbug Marsh.
Photo credit: International Wildlife Refuge Alliance