Monday, August 26, 2013

Getting Ahead of Invasive Species: The Morton Arboretum Restoration Forum

The Morton Arboretum Restoration Forum
Everyone who restores natural areas must grapple with invasive plant species, from Japanese stiltgrass to Oriental bittersweet to birdsfoot trefoil. The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, will hold a two-day forum in September where restoration professionals and dedicated volunteer stewards from the Chicago region can learn and exchange practical information on weed management.

Friday, September 13 – Saturday, September 14, 2013
Thornhill Education Center at The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532

Program: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Topics will include:
New invaders, their ecological impacts, and management practices
Site management strategies for tough invaders: Case studies and what really works
Management tips and tricks for our most challenging species
Networking and collaboration opportunities

Forum Speakers:

Chris Evans, Invasive Species Campaign of the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan
Bill Kleiman and Cody Considine, Nachusa Grasslands
Cathy McGlynn, Northern Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership
Joe Suchecki and Nick Fuller, Springbrook Prairie
Kurt Dreisilker and Mark Hochsprung, The Morton Arboretum
Geoff Zink and Kim Blaszczak, Integrated Lakes Management
Jason Zylka, Forest Preserve District of Will County

Arboretum Member: $55, Nonmember: $65, Student: $15 Event fee includes Arboretum admission, refreshments, lunch, and program materials.

Field excursions at:
Nachusa Grasslands
Springbrook Prairie
The Morton Arboretum

Visit for details. Register separately for field excursions.

Reserve your spot today or contact us for more information:
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