Kalamazoo Conservation District

"Protecting Soil & Water for Generations; not only today's generation but future generations." In order to do this we must work closely with the community, identifying areas of need and then partnering with others who have similar goals. We do not take the protection of our environment lightly. It is an important task and if our nation is to retain its productivity we need to protect our soils, maintain our water quality, and implement technologies and practices that are environmentally friendly. By working together we can make a difference in the protection of our natural resources.

Programs and Services Provided:

  • Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program (MGSP)
  • Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP)
  • Conservation tree program
  • Spring and fall Seedling Sale
  • Forestry Information
  • Windbreak Planting and Maintenance
  • Wildlife Habitat Planning

Other services provided:

  • Topographic Maps (for viewing only)*
  • Historical Aerial Photos (for viewing only) Years Available:
  • 1938, 1950, 1960, 1967,1974
  • (Please note that there is a $25 fee for viewing the aerial photos)
  • Floodplain Maps (not for purchase)*
  • Soil Survey Books*
  • Kalamazoo County Wetland Maps* (for viewing only)

Products We Offer:
The Kalamazoo Conservation District offers plat map books for $25 per book. These include delineated school districts, lake depth maps, city maps and a 2-page highway map. Primary and secondary roads are shown along with city boundaries, waterways, and federal, state, and county land. Great as a reference for hunting and fishing.

DEER REPELLANT - made by Plantskydd. Plantskydd lasts for up to six months is non-toxic, biodegradable, and a 100% natural product. Soluble powder concentrate can be purchased for $24.95/package. It's a 1 lb. package that treats approximately 200-400 plants or seedlings. A 1 quart liquid spray can be purchased for $21.95/bottle.

RABBIT/SMALL RODENT REPELLANT - made by Plantskydd. This product is similar to Plantskydd's deer repellant but comes in granules and can be purchased for $14.95/1 lb. package which covers approximately 600 square feet when applied as directed. This product can be purchased at the Kalamazoo Conservation District in Portage. For more information about Plantsykdd, contact the Kalamazoo Conservation District or visit www.plantskydd.com

This book shows how to plan and plant a diverse natural lakeshore landscape. Read about techniques to restore wildlife habitat, wildflowers, and clean water-preserve or restore the natural beauty around you. The principles and techniques in this book are also applicable for landscaping along rivers, streams, and wetlands.

This book offers easy-to-follow, affordable landscape plans specifically aimed toward the Midwestern climate. Designs for butterfly and hummingbird gardens are included as well as infromation on how to attract everything from cardinals to wood ducks, songbirds and deer.

This book features many different diagrams for building shelters for birds and mammals. Plans for the Peterson bluebird house, bat houses, and platforms for the great horned owl are included.

All of these books can be purchased at the Kalamazoo Conservation District.

Contact Kalamazoo Conservation District

Kathy Buckham
Executive Director
1827 West Centre Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan  49002-5333
Phone: 1-269-327-1258
Fax: 1-269-327-2456


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Kalamazoo County, Michigan

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