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Session 5 [clear filter]
Saturday, February 23

2:50pm CST

SPLIT SESSION: Innovative Partnership for Habitat Restoration on a Regional Scale / Transforming a 2-Acre Sedge Meadow Surrounded by Buckthorn into 90 Acres of Excellence with No Budget: It’s Called Yonder Prairie
Innovative Partnership for Habitat Restoration on a Regional Scale
Kim Kreiling, Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Karl Gnaedinger, The Nature Conservancy; Dr. Lauren Umek, Chicago Park District
The Calumet Conservation Compact was signed by Chicago Park District, Forest Preserves of Cook County, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, and The Nature Conservancy to partner on regional habitat goals. Three members from this partnership will discuss how they were able to bring in over $2.3m in grants for habitat restoration and the ongoing results.

Ecological Restoration and Land Management
Melissa Grycan, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
I think that the people doing my line of work, well, they’re sometimes not great presenters. Perhaps it’s because we take solace in nature, or don’t like being around people. All of those aforementioned things apply to me, but I want to be the person who tells people about what it’s like to actually be me. And what it feels like to preserve these lands.


Karl Gnaedinger

The Nature Conservancy

Melissa Grycan

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
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Kim Kreiling

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
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Lauren Umek

Chicago Park District

Saturday February 23, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm CST
rms. 54, 56, 58