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Forestry Field Day - Hillsboro - Beginning Forest Landowner Short Course

Tree canopies showing fall colors
Event Date(s)
Event Time
H&B Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary in Hillsboro, IL
Event Fee

This forestry field day will be held at the H&B Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary in Hillsboro, IL on Oct 14th from 9:15 am – 2:45 pm.  Registration cost is $15. Lunch will be provided on site for all registrants.  Water and snacks will also be available. 

Full agenda:

  • 9:15-9:30      Coffee, snacks, attendees arrive
  • 9:30-11:00    Invasive Species ID and Management- Chris Evans, University of Illinois
  • 11:00-12:00  Rx Burning- Tharran Hobson, The Nature Conservancy
  • 12:00-12:45  Lunch (provided)
  • 12:45-2:45    Managed Forest Tour- Caleb Grantham, The Nature Conservancy & Kaleb Baker, Illinois Audubon Society

This field day is part of the Beginning Forest Landowner Short Course, which includes a 4-hour virtual class and two other field days.

The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
October 14th - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Topics covered - Assessing forest health in the field, insect pests of trees, and managed forest tour

Dixon Springs Agriculture Center, Simpson, IL
October 28th - 9:30am - 3:15pm
Topics covered - invasive plants, prescribed fire, chainsaw milling demo, managed forest tour

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact
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