Tools for Management (Online and In-person)

Schedule and Location

Thornhill Education Center


  • Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019
  • Online component begins: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • In-person component meets: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Learn to effectively and efficiently use the tools of the trade to tackle different restoration jobs. Get to know your tools, pick the right tools for the right tasks, and learn to use the different tools safely. We’ll discuss how to plan and run safe workdays, meet site safety guidelines, and how to care for equipment. The online and in-person sessions complement each other; please plan to complete the class materials s online before coming to the in-person session. This class can be taken as a component of the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program in natural areas management.

Course number



Jason Buss

Course Details

  • Notes: Held online, indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather for the in-person class, with long sleeves and long pants/sturdy footwear. Limit 20
  • Requirements: Must have access to the internet and provide an email address at registration.  Must know how to use a web browser (ex: Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer) and how to send and receive email. You will be expected to complete the online portion of the course (approximately 60 minutes) before you arrive for the in-person session on June 12, September 18, or November 13. This is dependent on your online start date. Students will have access to the online materials for 60 days after the first day they access the course.
  • Continuing education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program. 3 Continuing Education Credits from the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) are available.

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