Come to beautiful Galena, Illinois, for this annual celebration of prairies and savannas. Landowners, volunteers, educators, students, scientists and professionals will share information and ideas, so that everyone in attendance will come away enthused, inspired, and better equipped to keep the future bright for habitat conservation and preservation. The conference highlights include:
♦ A variety of sessions for participants to learn the basics or expand your knowledge in specific areas covering land management, grassland restoration, and prairie fauna.
♦ The chance to share your ideas and concerns about the challenges facing land managers now
and in the future.
♦ Panel discussions focused on moving forward through partnerships, non-traditional liaisons, and volunteer recruitment.
♦ Jeff Walk of The Nature Conservancy will discuss how climate change has and will affect habitat preservation.
♦ Bob Palmer of Effigy Mounds National Monument will look back at some of America’s most important conservationists and how we can learn from them to positively affect our future.
♦ Come meet new people with similar passions and renew connections with colleagues.
♦ Enjoy social time which will include a concert by talented local musicians — and if you are musically inclined, bring your instrument and jam with them!
♦ Come for aSunday field trip, hosted by the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, to see bald eagles, a rare prairie, and other unique features of Northwest Illinois.
You can find all the conference details here, register for the conference by mail here or register online here. The registration deadline is February 22, 2017.