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.
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
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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.