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. 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 follow their respective contact links to get involved.
Coming up next: WINTER FEEDER SURVEYS
Do you know that you can be a part of crucial scientific research by watching your bird feeders this winter? Bird enthusiasts of all experience levels are invited to join the 42nd Annual Winter Feeder Survey!
A joint project between the Kalamazoo Nature Center and Michigan Audubon Society, the Winter Feeder Survey depends on citizen scientists from across Michigan. Data is collected by simply observing and recording what is at their bird feeders throughout the winter. This valuable information helps researchers follow the population trends of our feathered friends. The more feeders we watch, the more accurate the results! This program runs November through April, and KNC provides all of the materials necessary to get started. If you would like to participate in this important statewide project, contact John Brenneman at (269) 381-1574 x. 30 or firstname.lastname@example.org.