A field event is planned for local land owners to learn about forest management. The event will be held October 17th from 1-4 PM at Bill and Sarah Smet's farm near Sherrard, IL.
The IL DNR Forester will be on hand to discuss tree identification and forest management practices. NRCS and SWCD staff will discuss erosion control on trails, invasive weed control, savanna planting, pollinator habitat, and cost-share options.
The workshop will involve walking on hilly forest trails and standing. Appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended.
Space is limited; please register early. For more information about the forest management event or to make a reservation, call the SWCD office at 309-764-1486, Ext. 3 or visit www.rockislandswcd.org