Open to the public during daylight hours, this 28-acre site is located in Columbia’s city limits at the north end of Cunningham Road, off Bray Avenue. The Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary is being developed specifically as a natural area to provide an outdoor educational experience. The land is being returned to its natural, historic state by removing invasive plant and tree species and encouraging the return of a native prairie and forest habitat. Walking trails, benches and bridges increase the area’s accessibility. CAS members’ efforts to develop and restore this area will extend over several years.


3607 Bray Avenue, Columbia, MO

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  • No dogs are permitted.
  • No hunting is allowed.
  • No bicycling except on concrete Scott’s Branch Trail.
  • Open to the public from dawn to dusk.

Bill Mees
CAS Nature Areas Committee