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Midewin NTP at 25: Caring for The Land & Serving People (Virtual)



Dates: Mar. 3, 2021
Times: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Virtual - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

SESSION 3: MIDEWIN NTP: CARING FOR THE LAND AND SERVING PEOPLE Hear their Midewin NTP stories! On WORLD WILDLIFE DAY, this special Silver Anniversary program will introduce you to some of the USDA Forest Service subject matter experts who have made a difference over the past 25 years. Midewin Archaeologist & Tribal Liaison Joe Wheeler will moderate this celebratory Silver Anniversary discussion. This is a long-term prairie and grassland restoration process, said Midewin Prairie Supervisor Wade Spang. All along, people of all ages and interests, plus the reliance of the land to provide plant and animal habitat, have been what has made Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie a treasured landscape. This prairie is special, and I hope that you can join the celebrations by participating in the educational and interpretive activities planned throughout 2021. REGISTER: To register for all sessions except for the February 10 program, please send us an email: SM.FS.Midewin_RSVP@usda.gov or call: (815) 423-6370. For more information, visit fs.usda.gov/midewin. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie was established on February 10, 1996 by the Illinois Land Conservation Act. In increments, land where the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant was instrumental during WWII, the Korean War and more, has been transferred from the U.S. Army to the USDA Forest Service. Approximately 18,500 acres of land have been transferred so far. Four key objectives for management of the land are identified in the ILCA legislation, including: (1) Restoration; (2) Recreation; (3) Agriculture; and (4) Research and Education.

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