Natural Areas Management (Online and In-person)


Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats. Remnant and restored natural areas act as reservoirs for plant, animal, and insect diversity. Join us as we visit a variety of managed ecosystems to discuss current conservation challenges and strategies. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management.

Instructor: Greg Rajsky, True Nature Consulting
Notes: Sunday and Saturday classes held outdoors. Please dress for the weather and for walking off-trail over varying terrain on Sunday and Saturday. Limit 20.
Supplies: Please bring lunch and a water bottle for the Sunday and Saturday classes.
Driving directions: Driving directions will be provided for Sunday and Saturday classes.
Continuing education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Woodland Stewardship Program. 

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Schedule and Location

Registration closes Thursday, August 9, 11:59 p.m.
Online component begins Friday, August 10, 2018
In person sessions: Two days: Sunday, August 19 and Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center and Offsite

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$65.00 member
$76.00 nonmember

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.