ULLIN, Ill. — Registration now is open for the 2019 Southern Illinois Conservation Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sept. 21 at Shawnee Community College in Ullin.

“We have a tremendous lineup of presentations this year on a wide variety of conservation and natural resource topics,” said University of Illinois Extension forester Chris Evans.

Registration is $20, lunch included.

The day’s programs include:

  • Where the Bats are: Enhancing Habitat for Bat Conservation — Karen Mangan.
  • Conservation Basics: Learning Tree ID Skills — Jennifer Behnken.
  • Pond Management for Fish — Shawn Hirst.
  • Forest Health Update — Justin Dodson.
  • Invasive Species Management Basics — Nick Seaton.
  • Knobs for Bob’s: Managing Open Woodlands and Grasslands for Bobwhites — Bob Caveny.
  • Smartphone Apps in Natural Resources — Kevin Rohling.
  • Introduction to Financial Assistance Programs for Landowners — Danette Cross.
  • Trail Stewardship Best Management Practices — Kelly Pearson.
  • Prescribed Fire Primer — Caleb Grantham.
  • Ephemeral Ponds: Why and How — Christina Feng.
  • Chainsaw Safety Considerations — Chris Evans.
  • Soil: Scratching the Surface — Robin Mizell.
  • Choosing Native Plants for Pollinators — Erin Medvecz.
  • Integrated Pest Management in Agricultural Systems — Karla Gage.

Register at https://go.illinois.edu/conservationworkshop2019. Contact Evans with questions at 618-695-3383 or cwevans@illinois.edu.


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