Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference Field Day

This year's Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference is being held as a field day at Mississippi Palisades State Park in Savanna, IL on May 21st from 9:40 am - 3:00pm.  Topics covered include traditional woodland management techniques, invasive species ecology and ID, prescribed woodland fire, forest wildlife management, and soils and soil erosion in woodlands.

Registration is $30 per person and includes lunch.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension Forestry Program and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Evans (, 618-695-3383) or Billy Beck (, 515-294-8837).

If you need reasonable accommodation to participate, contact Chris Evans at or 618-695-3383.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00-9:40 - Registration
  • 9:40-10:00 - Welcome and Orientation
  • 10:00-10:50 - Session 1
    • Option A:  Tree Identification, Mark Vitosh, Iowa DNR
    • Option B:  Forest Soils, Will Rumpf, University of Missouri
  • 11:00-11:50 - Session 2
    • Option A:  Understory Plant Identification, John Pearson, Iowa DNR
    • Option B:  Crop Tree Release, Billy Beck, Iowa State University and Mark Vitosh, Iowa DNR
  • 12:00-12:50 - Lunch
  • 1:00-1:50 - Session 3
    • Option A:  Forest Management for Wildlife, Greg Schmitt, Iowa DNR
    • Option B:  Prescribed Fire as a Forest Management Tool, Ryan Harr, Iowa DNR
  • 2:00-2:50 - Session 4
    • Option A:  Invasive Plant Identification and Management, Chris Evans, University of Illinois
    • Option B:  Managing Erosion in Forest Settings, Brian Dougherty and Billy Beck, Iowa State University
  • 3:00 - Adjourn
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