Monday, August 19, 2013

Southern Illinois - Invasive Plant and Forest Management Field Day

Saturday, September 14th, 2013
10:00am – 3:00pm at Trail of Tears State Forest

Event is Free with Lunch provided by The Great Boars of Fire (registration required)

Trail of Tears State Forest
White Barn
3240 State Forest Road
Jonesboro, IL 62952

Sponsored by NRCS, River to River CWMA, National Wild Turkey Federation, Shawnee RC&D   Learn about invasive plant identification, control techniques, forest management practices, and landowner assistance programs. This program would be beneficial to landowners, hunters, or anyone interested in learning more about conservation and management of forests in Southern Illinois.

Field Day Agenda

10:00-10:15 - Welcome and introductions
10:15-10:45 - Invasive Plant Control Techniques – Karla Gage, River to River CWMA
10:45-11:15 - Forest Management for Wildlife – John Burk, National Wild Turkey Federation
11:15-11:45 - Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Forest Campaign – Tracy Boutelle Fidler, Wildlife Action Plan COA
11:45-12:15 - Landowner Assistance Programs – Ryan Pankau, Natural Resources Conservation Service
12:15-1:00 - Lunch – The Great Boars of Fire
1:00-3:00 - Field tour to view and discuss management techniques and invasive plant identification

Lunch is provided for free, but registration is required by Monday, September 9th. For registration information, directions or if you have any questions about the field day, please contact Karla Gage (618-998-5920,

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