Conservation Stewardship

The Conservation Stewardship Department works with the community to enhance their property for wildlife habitat. We encourage environmental awareness and stewardship and provide the education, resources, and assistance necessary to improve ecological systems in Southwest Michigan. Our biologists consult with a wide range of business, homeowners, and government agencies.  Click on the links for details on the many programs and services the Conservation Stewardship department provides.

Coming up...

Michigan Conservation Stewards Program
Learn more and register here...
Thank you for your interest in the Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP), a volunteer leader training program for those who are enthusiastic about learning science-based ecosystem management principles and sharing this knowledge with others to help improve Michigan communities. CSP is ideal for individuals interested in Michigan's natural communities, current conservation issues, outdoor recreation, nature study, natural area management, and a variety of other topics such as lake/stream monitoring and habitat restoration. Through participation in this program, you will learn essential strategies to help restore and conserve ecosystems in Kalamazoo County and throughout Michigan.  

Pollinators Conference: Perils & Possibilities

Saturday, October 10, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Fee: KNC/Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones Members $15, Non-Members $20

Learn more & register here...

KNC and the Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones will unite pollinator and garden specialists to talk to our community about the serious problems our pollinators face and the many actions you can take to help them. The conference will highlight keynote speaker Heather Holm, author of the comprehensive book, “Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe, and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants,” available for purchase in the KNC Expedition Shop.

Citizen Science
The Kalamazoo Nature Center prides itself for being able to conduct valuable scientific research in an array of projects. This would not be possible without our many loyal citizen science volunteers. There are several different projects to become involved with, with many different levels of commitment available. All levels of experience and all ages have a place on our team!  Visit Citizen Science Here

Have a Question?
We receive calls and emails with a wide variety of questions. The questions range from, help with identifying sightings, projects we are currently involved with, to just general inquiries about the natural world. Please feel free to call us at (269) 381-1574 and we will connect you with an expert that can help. If you have an identification question, emailing us a picture is always very helpful!  Email Kyle at kbibby@naturecenter.org



Want to find out more?

Check out these resources.

The Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas is your source for information on the birds of Michigan. The book includes accounts of all species that breed within the state, as well as limited information about selected others observed in the state. The book can be Viewed Here or purchased at the Kalamazoo Nature Center



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Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Contact Conservation Stewardship

Contact Us!

Sarah Reding
VP of Conservation Stewardship
(269) 381-1574 ext. 17
sreding@naturecenter.org

Ashley Wick
Biological Research Director
(269) 381-1574 ext. 

awick@naturecenter.org
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