Kalamazoo County wildlife area renamed to honor former MSU president and entomology professor

Former Michigan State University president, Entomology professor and MSU Extension director Gordon Guyer was honored in Kalamazoo County in June for his efforts in conservation, according to MLive.

July 26, 2017

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Gordon Guyer at the 2014 dedication of the MSU Entomology conference room in the Natural Science Building.
Gordon Guyer at the 2014 dedication of the MSU Entomology conference room in the Natural Science Building.

Former Michigan State University president, Entomology professor and MSU Extension director Gordon Guyer was honored in Kalamazoo County in June for his efforts in conservation, according to MLive. Augusta Creek State Wildlife Area was rededicated to the Dr. Gordon Guyer Wildlife Area by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Guyer, who died in 2016, was a graduate of the Entomology Department and, along with a distinguished career as a professor, served as chairperson prior to being director of MSU Extension. He served as president of MSU and was appointed by Michigan Gov. Jim Blanchard to direct the state Department of Natural Resources and by Gov. John Engler to lead the Department of Agriculture.

"Dr. Guyer was not just a mentor and a friend to me and many others, but he represented the best of Michigan's conservation ethic and heritage," DNR director Keith Creagh told MLive. "The legacy he left this state will continue for many years. Dedicating this wildlife area in his name is one small way of memorializing that lasting legacy so that future generations of Michigan citizens will know the positive mark Dr. Guyer left on our world-class natural resources."

Read more from MLive at “Kalamazoo County wildlife area dedicated to natural resources advocate”.

Cameron Macko, IPM Communications Assistant

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