Our Impact

Our Mission

The mission of The Ridges Sanctuary is to protect the Sanctuary and inspire stewardship of natural areas through programs of education, outreach and research. Our programs reflect and reinforce our belief in:

Land Protection:

Protecting its land through acquisition and stewardship, and providing opportunities for people to enjoy the land forever;

Education & Outreach:

Encouraging stewardship throughout Door County, by becoming an education and information resource partner for members, residents, visitors, municipalities, businesses and institutions;


Serving as a regional, national and international destination for research on The Ridges Sanctuary and Door County landscapes, ecosystems and individual species. To learn more about specific research and citizen science projects taking place at The Ridges, read The Nature of Research.  This publication was made possible by a grant from the Brookby Foundation.


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