Field Day with Ozark Koala Ecosystem Services

Learn how land management can help you reach your goals! 

Jeremy Schumacher of Ozark Koala Ecosystem Services

Join University of Illinois Extension Forestry and Ozark Koala Ecosystem Services (O.K.E.S.) on a field day to see first-hand some incredible land stewardship. Explore private landowner John Havlik's property where O.K.E.S. is in the midst of a multi-stage effort to restore savannah habitat, reduce invasive species, and create wildlife habitat through the installment of an ephemeral pond and native landscaping. Jeremy Schumacher of O.K.E.S will discuss the management that has taken place, results of management so far, and what the next steps are to meet those goals. He will also discuss how land management practices can be used to help you achieve your personal land goals. This event is limited to 20 participants per session so make sure you register today! 

Two sessions available: 10 a.m. to noon, and 2 to 4 p.m. 

O.K.E.S. was founded in 2009 by Kenneth Andrew West as a sort of hobby after retiring from the IL DNR. Andy saw a need for work in natural areas to help in preservation and stewardship of our public and private lands. The company has now grown into a Forestry Consultant business that employs around 16 people at any given time. 

For more information, contact Taryn Bieri at 

If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email Taryn Bieri at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

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