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Conservation and Restoration

Woodland Stewardship Program Orientation

Join us for a FREE orientation program on the new format for the Woodland Stewardship Program, including classes with online and in-person components at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

ID and Ecology of Woodland Trees (Online and In-person)

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, September 29, 2016. In-person component: Thursday October 6, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday October 8, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew Training

Chicago Wilderness will offer two fall sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, or Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Forestry Merit Badge

Earn your Forestry Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum as you create your own field book to identify local trees and shrubs by leaves, buds and bark.Two Sundays, October 9 and November 6, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Invasive Species I (Online and in-person)

Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, October 6, 2016. In-person component: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Fire Ecology and Natural Resource Management

Explore the concepts, management planning, and desired results in the use of prescribed fire for ecological restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Plants on the Move: How Public Gardens Can Help Control Invasive Plants

Help curb the spread of problem plants escaping from cultivation at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tools for Management (Online and in-person)

In this class, you will know how to effectively and efficiently use the tools of the trade to tackle various jobs as land managers and volunteer leaders at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In-person component meets: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Restoration and Wildlife

Identify and apply short and long term restoration activities to enhance wildlife habitat at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.