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Increase Land Management Knowledge & Skills with Invasive Species Course

Do you know how to take back your land from invasive plant species? Join the Barry, Calhoun and Kalamazoo Conservation Districts at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary for an engaging course that will equip you to manage the invasive species on your property. 

Starting on September 14, the Invasive Species Management Course will feature sessions from guest speakers with a variety of experiences with invasive species management. Participants will learn necessary steps for strategic management, from identification and surveying to site restoration. The course will culminate in a customized invasive species management plan specific to your property and goals.

Participants will need a computer with internet access in order to participate in the course, either at home or a reliable public facility. Portable computers or smart devices are not required but are welcome in class. The course will meet on September 14, 21 and 28, and October 5, 12 and 19, all from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Bird Sanctuary.

The cost of attendance for Sanctuary members is $100, and the cost for non-members is $120. Registration is required, and participation is limited to 45 individuals. The course is funded in part by the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program. For more information about the course, please email sarah.nelson@macd.org or call (269) 908-4135.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 East C Avenue, one mile north of M-89 and just west of 40th Street. To learn more, visit birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu, email birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu, or call (269)671-2510.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is part of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Celebrate with us our legacy of conservation as we mark 90 years since W.K. Kellogg donated the lands that now make up KBS to MSU. Our commitment to research, education and outreach stands on the foundation of W.K. Kellogg’s vision for cutting-edge science and learning.

As MSU’s largest off-campus educational complex, we’ve put our land-grant values into practice as we’ve provided the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities for nearly a hundred years. As we look forward, our students and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more about KBS, visit us online at kbs.msu.edu.