Special Event: 3rd Illinois Hill Prairie Conference
The 3rd Illinois Hill Prairie Conference, being hosted by Peoria Park District at Camp Wakonda, April 27-28, 2012. The theme for this conference is “Living on the Edge”. The event will feature numerous distinguished speakers with a vast array of knowledge on various topics associated with the hill prairie and woodland interface as well as the flora and fauna that inhabit this edge. We’ve made an effort to attract experts on some of the lesser known, ground layer critters and non-vascular plants.
As with previous Illinois hill prairie conferences, this event is being offered in support of the Illinois DNR Hill Prairie State Wildlife Grant. Our goal is bring a diverse group of prairie managers, researchers and amateur naturalists together to increase our commulative knowledge of dynamics of these tiny but critical natural areas.