2018 Natural Areas Management Series - U of I Extension

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2018 Natural Areas Management Series

This article was originally published on June 4, 2018 and expired on September 7, 2018. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

East Central Illinois Master Naturalists are invited to participate in the 2018 Natural Areas Management Series, a three-part series where attendees will learn about the management of natural areas around East Central Illinois from experts in the field.

June 7
Warbler Ridge Conservation Area
Charleston, IL

Led by Grand Prairie Friends, this event will focus on the context of management decisions made to accomplish restoration goals at Warbler Ridge. A special consideration includes management practices being implemented for bat habitat.


July 26
Anita Purves Nature Center
Urbana, IL

Led by Matt Balk, Natural Areas Coordinator for the Urbana Park District, this event will examine updates and the replanting of natural areas around the Anita Purves Nature Center. Updates seek to increase diversity of the area by adding additional species.


Sept 6
Middle Fork River Forest Preserve
Penfield, IL

Led by Mike Daab, Director of Natural Resources for the Champaign County Forest Preserve District, this event will discuss prairie restoration at the Middle Fork Preserve, looking at current and past management decisions and implemtnedt management practices. Attendees will also visit a remnant prairie that adjoins newly restored areas to look at the contrast.

Registration will be available soon.

Source: Melissa Ann Steiner Kuhl, Publicity and Promotion Specialist, msteine3@illinois.edu

Pull date: September 7, 2018