Contact Conservation Stewardship

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

Ryan Koziatek
Ryan Koziatek
Great Lakes Ecological Management Field Director
(269) 381-1574 ext. 41
rkoziatek@naturecenter.org

Anna K
Anna Kornoelje
Ecological Services Director
(269) 381-1574 ext. 18
akornoelje@naturecenter.org

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.

Michigan LIlyPre-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

  • Habitat delineation

  • Map creation using GPS technology

  • Wetland delineation

  • Wetland permitting

  • Grand and funding procurement

Eastern MassasaugaNatural 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

  • Habitat restoration

  • Rare and protected species management

  • Native plant installation

  • Prescribed fire

  • Aquatic habitat management

KNC Prairie

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.


Selected Projects

  • Dr. Willard M. Rose Tallgrass Prairie

  • Fort Custer Training Center

  • Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

  • Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Current and Former Clients

  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Camp Grayling Maneuver Area
  • Fernwood Nature Center
  • Fort Custer Training Center
  • Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
  • Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
  • Gilmore Car Museum



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