In alignment with current state and federal guidance, Michigan State University has lifted many of its own COVID-19 mandates, except for in health care settings. Some of those mandates recently have been reimposed.
While KBS moves toward returning to full operations, we recognize the possibility that MSU may continue to adjust restrictions as local conditions change and new data become available. KBS will continue to update this page as developments warrant.
Most trails and other outdoor spaces at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, including the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, remain open to the public.
When you visit, please observe the rules in place for everyone’s safety.
- Masks are mandatory in any indoor space.
- Follow all posted signs.
- Wash your hands before visiting and carry hand sanitizer.
- Do not use the trails if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
- Maintain a considerate distance from other visitors on trails, grounds and in parking lots.
- Bring your own water.
- Keep in mind that some buildings–including the Bird Sanctuary’s Resource Center–are closed. Public restrooms at the Sanctuary, located around the back of the Auditorium building, are open. Masks must be worn in restrooms.
- Do not bring in food to feed waterfowl or other wildlife.
- Pack out any trash.
- There are no dogs allowed at any time on Sanctuary grounds. Dogs are allowed only in the following areas: KBS academic campus, Conference Center and Manor House grounds, and the Plant Succession Trail, located at the corner of B Avenue and East Gull Lake Drive.
Michigan State University prohibits the following on KBS property:
- The use of tobacco products. MSU is a tobacco-free campus.
- Possession of firearms. MSU policy states that, except as permitted by state law regulating firearms, no person shall possess any firearm or weapon anywhere upon the property.
- The use of drones. MSU policy does not allow drone use for recreational purposes on the property.