Restoration and Wildlife

Identify and apply short and long term restoration activities to enhance wildlife habitat. Learn to identify wildlife habitat in natural areas, describe how wildlife impacts the ecosystem, and how management and restoration could impact wildlife. Using case studies, you will look at how the biology & ecology of the plants, animals affects restoration planning for different sites and discuss how to create monitoring plans to assess effectiveness of restoration.

Instructor: Brad Semel, heritage biologist, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors.  Please dress for the weather, with long sleeves and long pants/sturdy footwear. Limit 20
Supplies: Please bring a water bottle and materials for writing in the field. We will take a one hour lunch break - please bring a sack lunch and a beverage.

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Schedule and Location

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$55.00 member
$65.00 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.