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Restoration of Woodland Properties
September 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Woodlands are a natural community type intermediate between forests and savannas which typically support an oak-hickory tree canopy. Woodlands have the potential to support numerous species of native plants and animals, some quite rare, but are under threat by several factors. Many examples are in private ownership in Illinois and these landowners are key to maintaining and improving woodlands for conservation purposes. The presentation will cover aspects of assessing land and vegetation, setting realistic management goals and implementing a stewardship vision for the land.
Bob Szafoni has over 30 years experience in natural areas identification and stewardship. He has written and/or implemented stewardship on woodlands as well as other natural community types statewide. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from University of Illinois and is retired from the IL DNR where he served as the Illinois Natural Areas Program Manager for over 10 years. Prior to that he was an IDNR Natural Heritage Biologist (covering McLean County for a time!) and has worked at the Illinois Natural History Survey. He currently is an ecological consultant as well as manages his own woodland in East Central Illinois.
This event is free and open to the public. The Mennonite Church of Normal is a handicap accessible building.
Wild Ones is a national non-profit organization of local chapters promoting the use of native plants in home and urban landscapes. For more information on our local chapter, Illinois Prairie, please visit our website at http://illinoisprairie.wildones.org.