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. 


Registration is now open for the Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP)
The Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP is a volunteer leader training program 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.
The class is hosted by the Kalamazoo Nature Center in partnership with Michigan State University and Kellogg Biological Station.
Classes will be held Thursday evenings from 6-9pm at KNC from September 8 - October 20. Two Saturday field trips are included. 9-4pm on October 1 and 8.
Program Registration Fee: $250. Last date to register is August 26. A full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee will be assessed to those requesting a refund on or after August 19 and up to seven business days prior to the start of class.
Follow this link to learn more and to register: http://events.anr.msu.edu/cspkzoo2016/

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 us with your questions here...



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


     
Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574  •  FAX (269) 381-2557 

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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