GRN 2018 Workshop a success

We had dozens on a waiting list for this sold out workshop.  Rain was threatened but we stayed dry.  We heard several solid talks, and we had two days of concurrent field trips, ample food and colleagues to learn from.

A big thanks to the hosts, Ryan Campbell of Fermilab and his crew.  And Ben Habethur and Caitlin Rodeghero of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County and their crew. We are grateful for their efforts!

Pat Chess leads a tour of prairie plantings

Ben Haberthur with Jason Johnson explain their new patch burn grazing site

Ryan Campbell welcoming the crowd

Seed drying Kane Cty FP

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Black locust control

On the left is invasive black locust, Robinin pseudoacacia, that is still alive even though I sprayed them from a boom with 2% glyphosate and 1% Habitat. That herbicide mix killed all the other plants including reed canary grass.

On the right is one of many dead black locust that I sprayed nearby with 1% Milestone.  The Milestone did very well on the black locust and appeared to kill every other forb in this area too.

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GRN 2018 workshop registration open, and hyperlink repaired

You are cordially invited to attend the 2018 Grassland Restoration Network Workshop
Wednesday, September 5th & Thursday, September 6, 2018
Hosted by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, located an hour west of Chicago, in Batavia, Illinois

REGISTER HERE
Registration cost is $50.00 per person and includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner.

This two-day workshop will give you time to talk to peers in large and small groups, both in the field and during presentation and discussion sessions. We will swap stories, look at plants, animals, soils, and discuss current topics, such as: Remnant and Novel Ecosystems, Successional Systems, Tour of Schulenburg Prairie, Wildlife Research, and more.

Registration deadline for GRN 2018 is Friday, August 24.

Questions, please contact Caitlin Rodeghero, Administrative Specialist, at RodegheroCaitlin@kaneforest.com / (630) 232-5922.

Forest Preserve District of Kane County
1996 S. Kirk Rd., Ste. 320, Geneva IL 60134

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Registration open for GRN annual workshop Sept 5,6 2018

You are cordially invited to attend the 2018 Grassland Restoration Network Workshop
Wednesday, September 5th & Thursday, September 6, 2018
Hosted by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, located an hour west of Chicago, in Batavia, Illinois

REGISTER HERE
Registration cost is $50.00 per person and includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner.

This two-day workshop will give you time to talk to peers in large and small groups, both in the field and during presentation and discussion sessions. We will swap stories, look at plants, animals, soils, and discuss current topics, such as: Remnant and Novel Ecosystems, Successional Systems, Tour of Schulenburg Prairie, Wildlife Research, and more.

Registration deadline for GRN 2018 is Friday, August 24.

Questions, please contact Caitlin Rodeghero, Administrative Specialist, at RodegheroCaitlin@kaneforest.com / (630) 232-5922.

Forest Preserve District of Kane County
1996 S. Kirk Rd., Ste. 320, Geneva IL 60134

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Job posting for Restoration Ecologist McHenry County Conservation District

McHenry County Conservation District, northwest of Chicago.

https://www.applitrack.com/mccdistrict/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?AppliTrackJobId=199&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

 

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GRN 2018 workshop: Agenda, registration and details coming very soon

We have a great workshop planned and are very close to opening registration!

We also would like to thank Fermilab Natural Areas for their sponsorship and help in organizing the 2018 GRN workshop.

And we thank the Forest Preserve District of Kane County and Fermilab for co-hosting.

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Nachusa Grasslands Annual Prescribed Fire Report

Colleagues: You might enjoy this annual report.

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/oQoNCzp4AmI8n9BKUXhOjK?domain=nachusagrasslands.org

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