The Conservation Stewardship Department leads KNC’s scientific and land management activities. Our team’s specialties include one of the nation’s oldest bird banding programs, citizen science programming, critical conservation work for local endangered species issues, and managing wildlife habitat on our own lands and beyond (using prescribed fire, invasive species removal, native plantings, and other strategies). Together with governmental, community, and other partners, we aim to provide education, resources, and technical assistance to improve ecological systems throughout Southwest Michigan.
You can join us! Much of the work performed by the Conservation Stewardship Department would not be possible without the help of volunteers and citizen scientists. If any of the projects below interest you, please contact us to get involved.