Ecological Management and Services

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's Ecological Management Services provides all levels of ecological management.

Recent Projects: Urban Nature Park
The Urban Nature Park project is one of many efforts to restore and revitalize downtown Kalamazoo and its waterways. Plans to restore the historic railroad bridge across Portage creek are underway. Learn more here...  If you’d like to volunteer to help restore this amazing 4 acres in downtown Kalamazoo in the spring, please contact Anna Kornoelje at 

Great Lakes Ecological Management provides:

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
-Habitat delineation
-Map creation using GPS/GIS technology
-Wetland delineation
-Wetland permitting
-Grant 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. We can provide: 
-Invasive species management
-Shoreline restoration 
-Habitat restoration
-Rare and protected species management
-Native plant installation
-Prescribed fire
-Aquatic habitat management
-Pollinator gardens 
-Rain gardens 

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


The Kalamazoo Nature Center's Ecological Management and Services Team has had the pleasure to work with the following clients on a wide range of projects:
-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
-Dr. Willard M. Rose Tallgrass Prairie 

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

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Contact GLEM

Ryan Koziatek
Great Lakes Ecological Management Field Director
(269) 491-0488

Anna K
Anna Kornoelje
Ecological Services Director
(269) 381-1574 ext. 18