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Woodland Stewardship Program

Woodland Stewardship Program

Learn to identify trees after they shed their leaves for the winter at The Morton Arboretum. Online component available beginning January 19 or 26, 2018. In-person component occurs Saturdays, January 27, or February 3, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Explore the interactions that drive ecosystem function and learn to identify plants, animals, and fungi in relation to ecological habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, February 9, 2018. In person component: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
As a steward, site manager, naturalist, or other natural resource leader, you may find giving talks and guided walks to the public is a daunting task! Polish your public speaking skills and gain confidence in working with people -- especially the difficult ones -- as you gain tips and tricks for strengthening your tours and hikes at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Open to current Arboretum Natural Resources volunteers only. Join the Natural Resources staff at The Morton Arboretum and other natural resource volunteers for a guided tour of the expansive Nachusa Grasslands. Thursday, June 15, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in July 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Expand your grass identification skills in this expert workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in April 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Learn identification and ecology of the fish, turtles, and crayfish found in the rivers of northern Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Learn how to safely use herbicides to benefit natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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