Land stewardship and sustainable practices guided the design and protection of this unique personal sanctuary for bird watching, fishing, walking, and gardening. Distinct outdoor living spaces integrate the home into the larger landscape, providing areas for entertaining and relaxing. The site includes a hand-made water feature (slide 3), ornamental plantings and gardens that frame views to the lowland prairie restoration. The land stewardship plan includes guidelines and time frames for reintroducing native habitat for birds, defining and maintaining a year-round trail system and protocol for eradicating reed canary grass as well as specific garden maintenance.