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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Introducing our Nachusa Ecosystem Restoration Scientist!

Colleagues:

Nachusa is about to make a big move.  We are excited to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Bach as our Nachusa Grasslands Ecosystem Restoration Scientist.

Bach will coordinate with external scientific partners, TNC staff, and stewardship volunteers to design and implement a high-impact research program that supports/enhances on-site management and restoration efforts while further developing Nachusa’s status as the premier site for tallgrass prairie restoration research.  She will oversee scientific surveys of endangered, threatened and unique plant and animal species at Nachusa Grasslands, collect and manage long-term monitoring data, and will be responsible for tracking and evaluating the results of multiyear research projects.  She will share findings with the relevant science community by publishing in peer-reviewed journals, attending conferences, workshops, etc. While primarily focused on science, she will also assist with prescribed fire, bison management, events, and engage with volunteer stewards, donors, neighbors, and the general public.

Elizabeth Bach received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Iowa State University, M.Sc. in Plant Biology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), and B.A. from Cornell College, with honors.  Most recently, Elizabeth has served as Executive Director of the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, housed at Colorado State University.  We think Elizabeth is a great fit for this new position and are excited to have her at Nachusa.

Elizabeth starts at the end of May.

Below is a recent photo of former and current Nachusa science researchers, including Elizabeth, at the Natural Areas Conference in Ft. Collins, CO in October 2017.  Pictured from left to right: Ben Wodika (Assistant Professor of Biology, Truman State University), Elizabeth Bach, Ryan Klopf (Mountain Region Steward, Virginia Natural Heritage Program, and Member of the Board of Directors, Natural Areas Association), Lewis Reed (Reserve Steward, UC Davis Bodega Marine Reserve), and Nachusa Project Manager Bill Kleiman.

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