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11th Annual Meeting & Oak Restoration Conference

  • 09/29/2016
  • 10/01/2016
  • SIU's Touch of Nature Environmental Center (near Makanda, IL)

Registration

  • Includes afternoon program, light refreshments, and a Tree Finder book.
  • Includes both the Thursday afternoon ABC's of Forestry for Landowners session and Friday morning's Walk in the Woods. Light refreshments and Tree Finder book on Thursday, coffee, pastries, and box lunch on Friday.
  • Includes afternoon program, light refreshments, Buffalo Tro dinner, Fireside Forestry gathering. (Note: If you want lunch upon arrival, register for the all-day option.)
  • Includes all events, all 3 days. Thursday afternoon ABC's of Forestry, break, Tree Finder, Friday morning coffee, pastries, Walk in the Woods, lunch, Main Conference Program, breaks, Buffalo Tro dinner, Fireside Forestry, Saturday a.m. coffee and breakfast pastries, Field Tour, and lunch.
  • Includes coffee, pastries, morning Walk in the Woods, box lunch, afternoon program with breaks, Buffalo Tro dinner, and Fireside Forestry.
  • Includes coffee and breakfast items, box lunch in the field.
  • Includes afternoon program, light refreshments, Buffalo Tro dinner, Fireside Forestry gathering.
  • Includes coffee, pastries, morning Walk in the Woods, box lunch, afternoon program with breaks, Buffalo Tro dinner, and Fireside Forestry.

Registration is closed

The 11th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Forestry Association and the Fall Meeting of the IL Chapter of the Society of American Foresters -- September 29-October 1st at SIU's Touch of Nature Environmental Center in beautiful Southern Illinois was a huge success! Over 70 attended.  Friday's slide presentations are now available for viewing:

Let the Sun Shine In (Panel Introduction) by Tracy Fidler  (42 slides, 6.4MB PDF)

Fire in Vegetation Management by Dr. Charles Ruffner  (44 slides, 24.3MB PDF)

Forest Health and Invasive Species by Kevin Rohling  (18 slides, 2.8MB PDF)

Thinning and Harvesting, Tending and Regrowing by Ben Snyder  (43 slides, 4.7MB PDF)

Working Together on Adjacent Lands by Brendan Cain  (27 slides, 14.8MB PDF)

The Natives are Restless: Impact of Oak Restoration on the Flora and Fauna of Illinois (Keynote Presentation) by Bob Gillespie  (70 slides, 16.4MB PDF)


Complete Registration Packet (includes the following...)

Full Conference Agenda

Detailed Program Description

Lodging Options and Area Attractions

Registration Form (for printing and mailing)

Flier with Sponsor Logos  

Together with our sponsors, we're combining forces to offer an outstanding program focused on the latest developments around oak forest restoration and management.  You may be aware that the decline of the oak component in oak-hickory forest types is a major concern throughout Illinois and the Central Hardwood region - not just for foresters, but for anyone who values the products, wildlife and native plant communities that these ecosystems support.  At this conference you'll learn what it takes to grow and sustain healthy and productive oak-hickory forests in Illinois.

Please register before 5 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd. Sponsorships and exhibit spaces are still available.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Touch of Nature facility.  The area includes a host of other options, from B&B's to chain hotels within a reasonable drive.

Silent Auction items are needed.  The bottom portion of the Registration Form can be used to supply information needed for the bid card(s).

Membership in the IFA/SAF is not required to attend - note we have one set of reasonable rates for everyone.  If you are not already a member, please consider joining!  http://ilforestry.org/join

Questions?  Call Stephanie Brown at 618/949-3699 or email ilforestry@gmail.com.

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