Woodland Ecology (Online Only)

Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary  to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems. Woodlands and savannas once covered vast stretches of the Great Lakes region. Today, these ecosystems are threatened by encroaching development, invasive species, and pollution. Discuss the principles of woodland ecology underlying restoration practice, learn about sites that represent different stages of restoration, and explore the controversies surrounding management of these systems. This class is held entirely online and can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management.

Notes: Held entirely online. Students will have 60 days to complete the course from the day they first access the material. Limit 50.
Prerequisites: Intro to Ecological Restoration (W100) or previous restoration experience.
Requirements: Must have access to the internet and provide an email address at registration.  Must know how to use a web browser and how to send and receive email.
Continuing education: This class can be used to fill the “Pick one: Woodland, Wetland, or Prairie Ecology” requirement for the Woodland Stewardship Program.

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Schedule and Location

Registration closes 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Online component begins: Thursday, March 29, 2018 


Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$39.00 member
$44.00 nonmember

Registration Information


CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.