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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.

Nature Reserves

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.

KFN Conservation Projects

There are many ways in which the KFN strives to achieve its objectives: through our general meetings, with speakers on a wide range of subjects; numerous field trips and rambles; ambitious programs for juniors and teens; acquisition and management of the Helen Quilliam Sanctuary and Martin Edwards Nature Reserve; environmental action and active support of … Read more

Nature Reserves

The Kingston Field Naturalists manages three nature reserves in order to protect important habitat and allow for connections with nature.  Access to these properties is for members only. KFN members are also able to visit the Amherstview Sewage Lagoons, which though not exactly a “wonderful natural setting” is a good place to see migratory birds. Helen … Read more