The request for bids is on hold at this time and the pre-bid meeting is postponed. Please check back for updates OR email the Conservation District for more information.

Kalamazoo Conservation District is seeking bids for wildlife habitat work to be done in the Gourdneck State Game Area – Area 1.


Request for Bids Area 1
Information and details for scope of work, requirements and timeline.
Request for Bids Wildlife Habitat Impro[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [165.5 KB]
Gourdneck State Game Area Map
Map of GSA showing forest stands. The bid for Area 1 includes stands 4,5,7,and 17.
KCD Gourdneck Habitat Project Map 3-19-2[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [3.5 MB]
QR Code for project map
QR code that links to the geo-referenced map. It can be scanned and opened in Avenza maps or similar pdf viewers.
KCD habitat project QR.jpg
JPG image [13.8 KB]

The Kalamazoo Conservation District (KCD) is working with the DNR to improve land located within the Gourdneck State Game Area. The purpose of this project is to support the DNR Master Plan for the area to “Manage habitat for sustainable wildlife populations and wildlife-based recreation” through the development of and/or maintaining wildlife openings, increasing the mast producing oak, encouraging diverse forage, and creating cover.  The work area of this project is part of a larger grassland/oak savanna community complex. The main objective of this project is to develop and maintain wildlife openings which will be done by opening the canopy through selective cutting of species including red maple, various pine species and planted red pine stands while leaving those important in early successional forest and oak savanna such as oak trees and seedlings.  Undesirable undergrowth will also be removed through various mechanical and/or chemical measures while leaving some native understory including species such as witch hazel, dogwood, and spice bush. 


A mandatory remote meeting and call in will be held in the future. Remote attendance at the meeting is required prior to submitting a bid to ensure complete understanding of project requirements.



Bids will be received by the Kalamazoo Conservation District by a future date

by mail:  5950 Portage Rd, Ste. B, Portage, MI 49002

or by email:


Questions and Inquiries can be addressed to:

Elizabeth Rochow, Manager

Kalamazoo Conservation District

(269) 775-3368


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