Touring Iowa's Forests

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day offering a tour of Iowa’s varied forests on Thursday, October 29th at 1 p.m. CDT. Join us for a live conversation with Billy Beck, Iowa State University Assistant Professor and Extension Forestry Specialist, Joe Herring, Iowa Department of Natural Resources District Forester, and Riggs Wilson, Wildlife Management Institute Forester.

The virtual field day will offer an opportunity to tour common forest types and explore the value they bring to the landscape. From floodplain forests to working trees in a windbreak, trees provide a variety of ecosystem services like wildlife habitat and improved water quality as well as the potential to harvest trees for added economic value. The field day will also highlight the importance of management for long-living, healthy forests.

To participate in the live virtual field day at 1:00 pm CDT on October 29th, click this URL: or visit and click “Join Live Virtual Field Day”.

 Or, join from a dial-in phone line:

    Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923

    Meeting ID: 914 1198 4892

The field day will be recorded and archived on the ILF website so that it can be watched at any time. The archive will be available at