Woodland Ecology (Online Only)

Schedule and Location


(open for registration)
Registration closes 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Online component begins: Wednesday, November 28, 2018


(registration opens November 20, 2019)
Registration closes 11:59 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2019
Online component begins: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Fees and Registration

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

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

Course Description

Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems. Woodlands and savannas once covered vast stretches of the Great Lakes region. Today, these ecosystems are threatened by encroaching development, invasive species, and pollution. Discuss the principles of woodland ecology underlying restoration practice, learn about sites that represent different stages of restoration, and explore the controversies surrounding management of these systems in an engaging online course. This class is held entirely online and can be taken as a component of the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program in natural areas management.

Course number



Greg Rajsky, True Nature Consulting

Course Details

  • Notes: The course is held entirely online and is expected to take approximately four hours. Students will have access to the online materials for 60 days after the first day they access the course. Limit 50.
  • Prerequisites: Intro to Ecological Restoration (W100) or previous restoration experience.
  • Requirements: Must have access to the internet and provide an email address at registration.  Must know how to use a web browser and how to send and receive email.
  • Continuing education: This class can be used to fill the “Pick one: Woodland, Wetland, or Prairie Ecology” requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program.

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Woodland Ecology (Online Only)