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Dr. David Helpap.

NAS seminar will feature Dr. David Helpap from the Department of Public & Environmental Affairs.

Helpap will discuss the challenges brownfields present to communities and offer tools and strategies that local governments can use to successfully redevelop these areas.

Seminar is Friday, 24 October 2014 at 3:00 pm in ES 301. A social follows at 4:00pm in ES 317

Autumn leaves.

Lots of Volunteer Opportunities in October in our natural areas!

Get out and take in the beautiful fall colors while helping to protect the natural areas. Click for more information and updated listings.

Students help collect spiders in Costa Rica.

We are looking for Volunteers!

Are you looking to gain valuable field or lab experience to build your resume? Or maybe you just want to get away from your desk and get outside? We have a variety of opportunities available for interested students and community members.

Heirloom peppers.All hunting spots at Toft Point, Point au Sable and the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum have been filled for this season.

For information about hunting on our properties please see our Hunting Policies.



Heirloom peppers.Saving Seeds? If you have extra Heirloom tomato seeds you would like to donate contact us at We are always looking for new and unique varieties to offer to the public.



Blackburnian warbler, photo by M. Mcdowell.

A new tool for measuring forest health!

Biodiversity data manager Erin Giese, along with NAS faculty, and TNC staff have developed a a new rigorous, transparent tool for measuring forest health in northern mesic forests of the western Great Lakes region based on local breeding bird assemblages. TNC conservation managers are already using the tool. Learn more about the research and download the tool here.