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2300 Reed Station Pkwy

2300 Reed Station Parkway

Carbondale, IL 62901

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This event brings soil scientists and foresters together to learn of and discuss the interactions of soils and trees. The workshop consists of multiple field site stops to observe soil pits and tree growth related to them.

39th Central States Forest Soils Workshop

Healthy Soils, Healthy Forests

October 8-10, 2019

Workshop Headquarters: Carbondale Holiday Inn Conference Center

2300 Reed Station Pkwy, Carbondale, IL 62901

Scheduled Agenda (draft 4/23/19)

Tuesday, October 8th

- Morning (travel)

- Evening (introductory presentations, poster presentations, novel research, other topics?, social)

Registration (4-6pm)

Presentation topics (6-8pm)

Introductions and Workshop History

Bob Dunker? Kevin McSweeney? Dean Spindler? History of Captain Mine and Restoration

Review of Booklet Information about the Locations and sites- LOGISTICS

Soils/Trees/Geology of the area

SIU Forestry Program

Social (8-9pm)

Wednesday, October 9th

Morning Bus(es) leave at 7:30! depart, 45 minutes travel time 7:30a-8:15a) Location 1: Pyramid State Park

SITE 1 Natural regeneration with planted pines on un-restored Strip mine land, (45 minutes on-site; 8:15a-9:00a--Snacks/Refreshments--) (depart, 30 minutes travel 9:00a-9:30a)

SITE 2 Plantation on restored strip mine land Wet to Wet-Mesic flatwoods and upland hardwoods types (1 hour on-site; 9:30a-10:30a) (depart, 15 minutes travel; 10:30-10:45a)

SITE 3 Riparian development study along Strip mine lake Wet-mesic and Wet Ecotypes for erosion control, Somewhat poorly and Poorly drained restored soils. (45 minutes on-site; 10:45a-11:30a) LUNCH (11:30a-12:00p) (depart, 30 minutes travel; 12:00p-12:30p)

*SITE 4 Natural Comparison Site Flatwoods (1 Hour on-site; 12:30p-1:30p)(depart, 30 minutes travel; 1:30p-2:00p)

Afternoon Location 3: Kinkaid Lake-Johnson Creek Management Area USFS (2 Hours on-site; 2:00p-4:00p)(depart, 45 minutes travel; 4:15p-5:00p)

SITE 5 Sediment Control of Lower Johnson Creek above Kinkaid Lake

SITE 6 Forest Management Area

HOTEL Clean-up (5:00p-5:45p) (depart, 25 minutes travel; 5:45-6:10p)

  • Evening (6:30-8:30pm, banquet)
  • Dinner Giant City Lodge
  • Presentation topics (Soil and Forestry Information and Interpretation Delivery, Wine Country) 1-hour total)
  • Business Meeting

Thursday, October 10th (7:30-12pm)

- Morning (Depart 8:00a, 1 hr travel) Location 4: Trail of Tears State Park, Illinois (2 hours on-site; 9:00a-10:45a--Snacks/Refreshments) (11:00a Board BUS for Return to Hotel OR Locals Depart from Site)

SITE 7 A Return to the Black Walnuts visited 12 years ago

SITE 8 Forest Management and sedimentation study following controlled burn

????Additional site -- Time permitting????


Afternoon (Adjourn/Travel)

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