Ecological Services

The Ecological Services team is a division of the Kalamazoo Nature Center designed to work with private and public landowners. Whether you need surveys, planting, treatments, or monitoring, our Ecological Services team can help you find more sustainable solutions for all of your land management needs. 


To inquire about your project idea or schedule a site visit please fill out this Project Request Form and we will be in touch.  

Contact Us

Stephanie Diep                          

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Ecological Services Administrator

(269) 978-6872


Our Team Provides


Invasive Species Management

Certified pesticide applicators efficiently identify and treat a wide variety of invasive plant species using multiple techniques that promote quality results as well as environmental health.  

Large Scale Habitat Creation

Trained staff offer consulting and installation of native seed mixes for prairie and other native habitat reconstruction or enhancement. Available for both residential or corporate projects. 

Natural Shoreline Installation

Certified Natural Shoreline Contractors use bioengineering techniques to protect shorelines from erosion and promote healthy lakes. Assistance with MI DEQ permitting is available.

Ecological Inventory & Surveying

Biologists provide a multitude of surveys including floristic quality analysis and botanical inventory, avian and invasive species surveys, as well as post-burn fire monitoring.

Wetland Mitigation

Our team assists wetland mitigation establishment with native plants and invasive species removal. This work not only helps to divert stormwater runoff but also provides valuable widlife habitat.

Prescribed Fire Consultation

Our staff is certified through the National Wildfire Coordinating Group to safely use prescribed fire as a tool for land management. Our team can provide expert guidance and technical assistance to help develop your burn plans.