Adult Programs

Site Planning for Invasive Species Management (online)

Learn to assess the invasive species issues at a site and to set priorities for efficiently and effectively managing invasive species in this engaging online class.

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Assess invasive species issues and set site-specific priorities for managing them. 

Learn to assess the invasive species issues at a site and to set priorities for efficiently and effectively managing invasive species in this engaging online class. 

Through interactive online learning modules, you will explore how to prioritize management activities, learn the importance of seasonal timing of invasive species control, and discuss how to develop a plan of action for stewardship at an example site. These self-guided lessons can be completed wherever you have access to a computer, at your own pace. 

Then join your instructor for a live, scheduled Zoom session to continue your learning and discuss key elements of site management.  

This program consists of self-paced modules and a live online Zoom session. 

Instructor: Greg Rajsky, ecologist, True Nature Consulting

Continuing Education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. (Learn more about N-ACT.) 

Age: 16 and older

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Greg Rajsky, ecologist, True Nature Consulting

Greg Rajsky completed the Naturalist Certificate Program through The Morton Arboretum in 1996 and has been teaching courses here ever since. He has been engaged in restoration and management projects across Northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, and, more recently, on the Ozark Plateau in Arkansas’ White River Hills Ecoregion. He served as naturalist/educator at Severson Dells Nature Center in Rockford and as executive director of the Kettle Moraine Land Trust in Wisconsin. In 2013 he established True Nature Consulting to aid landowners in understanding and managing their natural areas. An avid field botanist, he enjoys introducing people to the charms of our native flora.

  • Please provide a unique email address for each registrant at registration. Participants must have access to the internet, know how to use a web browser (ex: Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer), and know how to send and receive email.
  • This program includes an online component you will complete on your own.
  • Registrants will receive an email with instructions on how to access Treelearning, the Arboretum’s online learning portal. Access begins at noon on Thursday, November 17, 2022, and lasts for 60 days.
  • Complete self-paced activities, such as e-learning modules, reading material, short videos, interactive activities, and quizzes to check your understanding. The self-paced activities do not need to be completed in one sitting. Your instructor will not be online with you. 
  • Your class includes a live Zoom session with your instructor.  
  • Complete the online component before the scheduled Zoom session. It should take about 90 minutes and does not need to be completed in one sitting

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 12 p.m. (Central time): Online materials are available

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 7 to 8 p.m. (Central time): Live discussion via Zoom. Zoom access information will be sent to registered participants via email.

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