Soundscapes are inexorably linked to physical properties of an ecosystem as they contain valuable information regarding biodiversity, habitat quality and ecological processes. The acoustic resource thus becomes an important consideration for stakeholders whose quality of life can be influenced by certain sounds, and for conservationists invested in protecting rapidly declining ecosystems. Passive acoustic monitoring can be used to monitor biodiversity and develop conservation strategies; however, there remains a disconnect between the science and application. To begin to tackle this gap, we developed a partnership between university researchers and a land conservancy. We present preliminary findings from recordings taken at Chipman Preserve (Kalamazoo County, Michigan) over a 24-hour period in June of 2015. We explore acoustic patterns which vary over forest and grassland sites and record vocal species richness which increases as sample number increases. Finally, results of acoustic indices provide an explanation of the biodiversity found at this preserve.