Great Lakes Ecological Management
The Ecological Management and Services team is a service of the Kalamazoo Nature Center designed to work with private and public landowners. From pre-project data collection to post-project monitoring, Conservation Stewardship provides all levels of ecological management.
Pre-Project Assessment:Knowing what you have is the first step in sound ecological management. Our pre-project assessment evaluates your property in a way that meets your goals and your budget. We can provide:
All taxa biological inventory
Wildlife management plan creation
Map creation using GPS technology
Grand and funding procurement
Natural Areas Management:
Once a plan is developed, the team goes to work to put your plan in action. We have the training and certifications necessary to implement your plan with the highest standards of efficiency and safety using appropriate techniques including prescribed burning and biological, chemical, and mechanical controls.
Invasive species management
Rare and protected species management
Native plant installation
Aquatic habitat management
Post Management Monitoring and Maintenance:
We are committed to working with you long term to ensure that your goals and objectives are met.
Conduct post-management evaluations and monitoring.
Recommendations for future management
Biological Inventories and more:
The KNC research staff can design biological and ecological studies to meet the research needs of any landowner. Recent studies include avian demographics at Fort Custer Training Center and avian surveys for the Lowe Foundation in Cass County. For more information, please contact the Vice President of Conservation Stewardship.
Dr. Willard M. Rose Tallgrass Prairie
Fort Custer Training Center
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Kalamazoo Nature Center • 7000 North Westnedge Avenue • Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574 • FAX (269) 381-2557