The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Orchid Restoration Project

Where does The Ridges fit into the global picture of conservation? Understanding the vision created by our founders and talking with our partners over the last 3 years, The Ridges can be the leader in orchid conservation for the Midwest. This is where we can make a world-wide difference in plant conservation and in protecting biodiversity.

In the spring of 2013, a dedicated group of volunteers, staff, and students set out into the Sanctuary to find orchids. This was the first step in the largest orchid restoration project in the history of The Ridges. This involved coordinating research initiatives and creating a native orchid recovery plan for The Ridges, Door County and along the Door Peninsula.

A full description of the project is described in the Fall 2015 Sanctuary – Orchid Restoration Project and for the most recent update, the Fall 2016 Sanctuary.

To make a donation to this initiative, click here.


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