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Session 3 [clear filter]
Saturday, February 23

1:30pm CST

Restoring Landscapes at Scale
The Forest Preserves of Cook County has set a goal of restoring 30,000 acres of natural lands to ecological health. How we turned that goal into an action plan and began restoration on the ground at scale is explored. Some early results are in and lessons learned are presented.

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Chip O'Leary

Deputy Director of Resource Management, Forest Preserves of Cook County
Chip O’Leary is the Deputy Director for Resource Management at the Forest Preserves of Cook County. He has been a restoration ecologist in the Chicago Wilderness Region for 20 years. He has worked on large-scale prairie and wetland restorations and revitalization of oak savannas... Read More →
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Troy Showerman

Resource Project Manager, Forest Preserves of Cook County
Troy has more than 8 years of professional experience in ecological and habitat restoration, project management, and environmental consulting. As an ecological contractor, he has worked with private landowners, corporations and businesses, park districts, and forest preserve districts... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm CST
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