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Woodland Conservation & Management

Using woodlands as a model ecosystem, this course will introduce the basics of restoration ecology and equip you with the knowledge of woodland ecology, plant identification, and management planning that you need to manage natural areas. Help conserve our woodlands and gain the confidence and skills that will make woodland steward. Put that knowledge into practice through hands-on training on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum.

Instructor: Kurt Dreisilker, head of natural resources, & Robert Fahey, forest ecologist, The Morton Arboretum
Note: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Limit 20.
Supplies: Please bring a water bottle, clipboard, and pencil to each session.
Certificate Information: satisfies a WSP Requirement; can be used as a Naturalist Certificate Elective (36 hours)
 

Course number: 
W001
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

Thursday, September 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 5 Tuesdays, September 9-October 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 6 Saturdays, September 6-October 11; 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Research Center

FEES AND ADMISSION: 

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$150.00 members
$176.00 nonmembers
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW