Wetland Ecology

Schedule and Location

This class will be offered again in June-August 2019. Registration will open Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Fees and Registration

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

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

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.This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management.

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

Course Details

  • Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Limit 20
  • Driving Directions: The Saturday class will visit locations away from the Arboretum. Driving directions will be provided to registrants.
  • Continuing education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Restoration Program. 6 CPDH credits for educators are available. 6 Continuing Education Credits are available from the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). 

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Wetland Ecology