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Union County: Invasive Plant and Forest Management Field Day

  • 09/14/2013
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Trail of Tears State Forest

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.

Lunch

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

Registration

To register, send an email message to Karla Gage at rtrcwma@gmail.com with your name, address, city, state, zip, and phone number indicating that you wish to be registered for the 9/14 Field Day at Trails of Tears State Park.  Karla can also answer your questions at (618-998-5920).

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

Directions

Trail of Tears State Forest [White Barn, 3240 State Forest Road, Jonesboro, IL 62952] Located 5 miles northwest of Jonesboro in Union County between Illinois Rte 127 and Rte 3

From Jonesboro – Take 127 north for approximately 5 miles then turn west (left) on State Forest Road. Continue west for 2.5 miles and the White Barn will be north (on the right) of State Forest Road.

From 127 North – Take 127 south and turn west (right) on State Forest Road. Continue west for 2.5 miles and the White Barn will be north (on the right) of State Forest Road.

From Rte 3 – Take route three to Wolf Lake and turn east on State Forest Road. Continue east for 4.5 miles and the White Barn will be north (on the left) of State Forest Road.


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