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:

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

About KNC | SWMSBF | Contact Us | Site Map


Contact Conservation Stewardship

Contact Us!

Sarah Reding
VP of Conservation Stewardship
(269) 381-1574 ext. 17

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