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Wetland Ecology

Schedule and Location

Two days: Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$55.00 member
$65.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Learn the essentials of wetland ecology and the management techniques necessary to maintain threatened wetland ecosystems. Wetlands are critical habitats in the Great Lakes region. Today, these ecosystems are threatened by encroaching development, invasive species, and pollution. Discuss the principles of wetland ecology underlying restoration practice, visit sites that represent different stages of restoration, and explore the management of these systems.

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Scott Kobal, plant ecologist, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Scott Kobal is the Plant Ecologist with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, where he has been monitoring and assessing Forest Preserve lands and plant communities since 1990. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in wildlife management and has been teaching classes on plants and ecology at The Morton Arboretum since 2000.

Course Details

  • Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Limit 20
    Driving Directions: The Saturday class will meet at the Arboretum and visit locations away from the Arboretum. Driving directions will be provided to registrants.
    Continuing education: This class fulfills the Restoration Ecology elective for the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. (Learn more about N-ACT.) 

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Wetland Ecology