Ameren has created a range of programs to preserve wildlife and educate future generations.
- In 1977, Ameren Missouri agreed to create the Reform Wildlife Management area on about 6,000 acres of Ameren Missouri land surrounding Callaway Energy Center.
- Since 1985, Ameren Missouri has worked with the World Bird Sanctuary to provide a suitable habitat for song birds (nesting boxes attached to transmission towers have yielded hundreds of chicks). Since 1992 Ameren has spent nearly $300,000 to fund the installation of hack boxes and hack tower material to reintroduce peregrine falcons to the Big River habitats where they were once abundant.
- In May 2003, World Bird Sanctuary staff members, with support from Ameren Missouri staff, banded chicks in a peregrine falcon nest 300 feet up the stack of Unit 1 at our Labadie Plant. Labadie is one of a three Ameren Missouri plants where this initiative has been sponsored through a collaborative effort between the World Bird Sanctuary and Ameren Missouri.
- In addition, in June 2003, the World Bird Sanctuary staff, again with support from Ameren employees, banded chicks in a Peregrine Falcon nest at Ameren headquarters in downtown St. Louis.