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Fire Ecology and Natural Resource Management

Schedule and Location

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$55.00 member
$64.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

Explore the concepts, management planning, and desired results in the use of  prescribed fire for ecological restoration. Find out the process of burn management unit planning. Learn to implement a burn plan in various weather conditions. Review various weather conditions and fuel types across regional habitats that determine fire behavior. Learn about fire-adapted plant communities and the role that fire plays in various ecosystems across the region.

Instructor: Brad Semel, heritage biologist, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Notes: Held indoor and outdoors.  Please dress for the weather for the in-person class, with long sleeves and long pants/sturdy foot wear. Limit 20
Supplies: Please bring a water bottle and materials for writing in the field. We will take a one hour lunch break - please bring a sack lunch or plan to purchase lunch at the Gingko Restaurant.

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This class has been canceled
Please call the regisrar at 630-719-2468 if you have any questions.