Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary; 50 years of Land Management

Originally acquired for the protection of the Greater Sandhill Crane, this Michigan Audubon sanctuary has grown to over one thousand acres plus and so has the way it now is managed. Simple "leave it alone and let nature take its course" has become a mosaic of management units all with special problem and fixes. Management has grown from handsaws and clippers to Hydro-hoes with cutting heads and helicopter spraying. Join Gary Siegrist as he explains the trials and tribulations managing a nature preserve.

Gary Siegrist, Michigan Audubon - Haehnle Sanctuary

Currently retired Gary Siegrist has had 35 years in land management for Michigan Audubon and The Dahlem Conservancy