- Audubon Center of the North Woods
The Audubon Center of the North Woods, on Grindstone Lake near Sandstone,
Minnesota, is a non-profit residential environmental learning center, wildliferehabilitation facility, and conference/retreat facility.
Located about convert|5|mi|km west of Sandstone, the Audubon Center provides environmental
educationabout the various renewable energysystems that it uses, including geothermal heatingand cooling (ground source heat pumps), wind generators, biodiesel-powered vehicles which run on used vegetable oil, and grid-connected solar arrays. The convert|535|acre|km2|sing=on sanctuary includes over convert|7|mi|km of hikingand cross-country ski trails through a variety of habitats, such as old-growth red and white pines, hardwood forests, restored wetlands and prairies.
* [http://www.audubon-center.org Audubon Center website]
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