Conservation and Education
The KFN actively carries out conservation efforts of its own and supports those of other organizations. Issues such as parks creation, wildlife habitat protection, public environmental policy, and environmental welfare are of ongoing concern to the KFN. The Club takes public positions on local issues affecting the preservation of our natural heritage.
In 2007, the KFN established an educational endowment fund at Queen’s University. The Kingston Field Naturalists’ Award for Queen’s University Biology Station, dedicated to the memory of Dr. Robert Stewart, supports undergraduate students studying conservation science or natural history at the Station.
The KFN owns two local nature reserves — a large forest reserve near Frontenac Park (the Helen Quilliam Sanctuary) and a migratory bird stopover and grassland habitat on Amherst Island (the Martin Edwards Reserve). The Club is also steward to several other local protected areas.