Southern Illinois Forestry Field Day

  • 04/17/2015
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Trail of Tears State Forest near Jonesboro, IL
Join the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and a team of experts for a hands-on seminar focused on providing resources to local landowners. This field day will alert landowners to the possibilities available to assist them in making wise decisions about their forested land. Topics will include forest inventory and products, management goals and techniques, invasive species I.D. and management, and a portable sawmill demonstration.

Lunch will be provided by The Great Boars of Fire. This seminar is free and open to the public, however space is limited to the first 50 registrants. Call the Giant City State Park Visitor’s Center at 618-457-4836 to register.

We’ll see you at the White Barn located at the Trail of Tears State Forest!


8:45-9:15         Registration

9:15-9:30         Stephanie Brown, IFA Executive Director

9:30-10:00       Ben Snyder, IDNR District Forester

10:00-10:45     Ryan Pankau, NRCS Conservation Forester

11:00-11:45     Karla Gage, PhD, River To River Cooperative Weed Management Area

11:45-12:1       Calvin Beckmann, IDNR Site Superintendent

12:15-12:45     Lunch

12:45-2:45       Michael Nosovitsky, Natures Creations owner

1:00-3:00         Tour of the demonstration sites within the state forest.

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