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Forestry Field Day - Dixon Springs - Beginning Forest Landowner Short Course

A forest with a beginning forest landowner program patch superimposed
Event Date(s)
Event Time
Dixon Springs Agricultural Center, Simpson, IL
Event Fee

This forestry field day will be held at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Simpson, IL on Oct 28th from 9:30 am – 3:15 pm.  Registration cost is $15. Lunch will be provided on site for all registrants.  Water and snacks will also be available.   

Full Agenda:

  • 9:30-10:00  Coffee, snacks, attendees arrive
  • 10:00-11:00  Invasive Plant Species, Megan Gulik, Forest Restoration Support Team
  • 11:00-12:00  Prescribed Fire, Zack Stawicki, Southern Illinois Prescribed Burn Association
  • 12:00-12:45   Lunch
  • 12:45-2:15   Introduction to Chainsaw Milling - Kevin Rohling, University of Illinois
  • 2:15-3:15   Managed Forest Tour

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

M&B Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary, Hillsboro, IL
October 14th - 9:15am - 2:45am 
Topics covered - Invasive species identification and management, prescribed burning, and managed forest tour

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

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact
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