June 3, 2022
This chronolog station overlooks Habitat Haven, a prairie fen wetland located at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. These vulnerable wetlands are home to many species including those that are threatened and endangered. To maintain this high-quality prairie fen, the Kalamazoo Nature Center implements annual management in the form of invasive plant removal and prescribed fire. Current management in this area is being funded by a Sustain Our Great Lakes grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and a generous donation in honor of Dr. Betty Rita Gomez Lance, Kalamazoo College professor, scholar, and friend of the Kalamazoo Nature Center.
The Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC) is a not-for-profit organization located in Kalamazoo, Michigan whose mission is to create relationships & experiences that welcome and inspire people to discover, enjoy, value, and care for nature. As one of the oldest nature centers in the country, KNC owns and manages over 1,500 acres of natural areas, operates an extensive environmental education program (including summer camps, a preschool, school programs, and other community activities), conducts conservation research, and provides ecological services to nearby landowners.