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Ecological Services

The Ecological Services team is a division of the Kalamazoo Nature Center designed to work with private and public landowners. During pre-project data collection, implementation, and post-project monitoring the Ecological Services team works closely with the client(s) to effectively meet all land management goals.

Contact Us

Anna Kornoelje
Ecological Services Director
(269) 978-2409
akornoelje@naturecenter.org

Our Team Provides


 

Invasive Species Management

Certified pesticide applicators safely and efficiently treat a wide variety of invasive plant species using multiple techniques.

 

 

Native Residential Planting

Our team designs and installs live plantings for habitat enhancement or wildlife-friendly residential yards. 

 

Prescribed Fire

Our National Wildfire Coordinating Group certified staff and volunteer firefighters safely execute prescribed fires as a tool for land management. 

Natural Shoreline Installation

Certified Natural Shoreline Contractors use bioengineering elements including coir logs and native plants to protect shorelines from erosion and promote healthy lakes. Assistance with MI DEQ permitting is available.

Large Scale Habitat Creation

Trained staff offer consulting and installation of native seed mixes for prairie and other native habitat reconstruction or enhancement.

 

Ecological Inventory & Surveying

Biologists provide a wide variety of surveys including floristic quality analysis & botanical inventory, avian & invasive species surveys, and post-burn fire monitoring.

Wetland Mitigation

Our team assists wetland mitigation establishment with native plants and invasive species removal.

 

 

Bio-Control for Purple Loosestrife

KNC provides Galerucella beetles as a safe and effective method of controlling invasive purple loosestrife. Beetles are raised on host plants and sold in pots of 500-1000 beetles each. Cost is $55 per pot.


Wildlife Certifications for Corporations

Our experienced staff will guide and assist large corporations in obtaining wildlife certifications through on-site land mangement and awareness projects to help reach large scale environmental goals.  

Past and Current Clients

The Kalamazoo Nature Center's Ecological 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