Meg Schader

Project Assistant

I assist with the production of outreach materials—research and write content—and support the small grant program for land trusts. Working for the Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative allows me to continue learning about birds and land protection as I contribute to the conservation community.

Discovering a Great Horned Owl nest on my family farm sparked a deep curiosity about birds. The more I looked and listened, the more species I discovered in our forest, fields, and hedgerows. This eventually led to connections with the birding community, an interest in wildlife photography, and my role at the Cornell Lab, where I help land trusts conserve habitat for birds.


B.S., Agriculture, Cornell University
M.PS., Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF, 2020

Outside the Cornell Lab

One of my passions is flower farming. We grow about an acre of cut flowers on our farm, which creates a beautiful landscape, brings joy to our customers and neighbors, and also provides food and habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Woman with flowers in the background.
Center Avian Population Studies
Projects Land Trust Initiative

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Golden-cheeked Warbler by Bryan Calk/Macaulay Library