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Conservation and restoration

Conservation and restoration

Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 18. Two sections.

McKinley Woods Bluff Restoration-Canceled

Explore the timbered bluffs, ravines, and flatwoods in the McKinley Woods preserve and learn about the restoration work being done to increase native habitats for plants and animals. Sunday, June 15, 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Sustaining Oaks in the Chicago Wilderness Region

Help shape the Chicago Wilderness oak recovery plan at The Morton Arboretum Restoration Conference: Sustaining Oaks in the Chicago Wilderness Region, September 11-12, 2014, at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL. Watch this space for further details.

Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate

Register now for this conference, November 18–19, 2014, at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. This conference explores the changes underway in our climate and the effects they are likely to have on the trees that make up our urban and suburban forest. This conference is aimed at municipal foresters and other local officials; arborists; landscape contractors; landscape architects; and other professionals who own, care for, or plan for trees. It will take place at the beautiful 1,700-acre grounds of The Morton Arboretum, a world-renowned tree museum and center of research on tree science and tree care.

ISAM Field Tour

Professor Dennis Fulbright will lead a tour on the Arboretum groups continuing the discussion of the workshop topics of the day before. Friday, May 16, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Wetland Conservation & Management

This course will explore the variety of wetland types and functions, and emphasize the diverse hydrological, biological and physical interactions that occur within wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 9. One section.

Engaging the Public

Interpretation has become a powerful tool used by volunteers to engage the community at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 17, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Bird Conservation

In this class at The Morton Arboretum, investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats. 3 Wednesdays, May 21, June 4 and 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 3 Saturdays, May 24, June 7 and 21, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Introduction to Pesticides

Learn to safely and effectively use pesticides in managing natural areas through hands on training at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, April 22, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Advanced Invasive Plant Identification

Learn to identify invasive plants when they are first emerging in spring at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, May 18, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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