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E-M:/ Land Stewardship Workshop in Kalamazoo

Developing and Improving Stewardship Programs: A Workshop in Kalamazoo with Steve Apfelbaum

Hosted by the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC)

Friday, April 29
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Clarion Hotel, (269) 385-3922
3600 E Cork at Sprinkle Rd/I-94 (Exit #80), Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy is honored to have Steve Apfelbaum, founder of Applied Ecological Services, as a speaker and facilitator for a workshop designed to address the challenges of stewardship programs. Steve is one of the leading ecological consultants in the U.S., providing technical restoration advice and solutions for ecological design and implementation. Morning discussions will include a representative from the Land Trust Alliance, whose focus is land protection, and a representative from Natural Areas Association, whose strength is land management. They will explain how land protection and land management complement each other. The Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy will share an example of a stewardship program. The Michigan Stewardship Network will show how programs can work together across agencies and individuals. Morning discussions and lectures will be followed by an afternoon field trip at a nearby preserve to see examples of challenges and successes and share our collective experiences.

Snacks and lunch will be provided. Registration is $15 per person, payable by mail or the morning of the workshop. Checks should be payable to SWMLC. If you have any questions, please contact Nate Fuller at (269) 324-1600 or fuller@swmlc.org.


Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

6851 S. Sprinkle Road

Portage, MI 49002

(269) 324-1600