Our Families & Our Forests

  • 09/01/2018
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Vienna City Park on IL Hwy 146

Collaborative forest management in Southern Illinois
SATURDAY – September 1, 2018
10 a.m. –to– 4 p.m.
The Vienna City Park on Il. Rte 146
FREE Hot Dogs –&– Refreshments from Noon - 2 p.m.
On Site demonstration of the “WOODMIZER” portable sawmill

  • An overview of the Southern Illinois “oak-hickory” forest that is our home:private landowners - hunters - farmers - the National Forest Service - what is your forest like ? where is it going ? what do you want ?  (general discussion)
  • The history of the Shawnee National Forest and southern Illinois forest land in general:  what is was before European immigrants and farming, what it is now , where it is headed (National Forest Service & Ill. Forestry Assoc.)
  • Fire and forests: Presentation by the Southern Illinois Prescribed Burn Association -&- the Southern Illinois Univ. “Fire Dawgs”:  the 2018 national forest fire season from fire crew members -&- why prescribed burning will make your woodlot/forest safer & better
  • Various representatives from:
  • The Nature Conservancy “Cache Wetlands Strike Team” (preserving
    critical habitat)
  • Quail Forever (restoring quality quail habitat for your land)
  • National Wild Turkey Federation (what turkeys need from your land)
  • Ducks Unlimited (your forest and Wood Duck restoration)
  • Whitetails Unlimited (forests and whitetail forage)
  • The Illinois Arborist Association (careers for rural youth IN rural
  • Professional timber buyers (information before you sell your wood)
  • The Illinois Farm Bureau (integrating farm management with forest
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