The Forest Preserve & Conservation Section (FPC) is developing continuing education and networking opportunities specifically for professionals in this field.

Forest Preserve & Conservation Section Leadership

Elizabeth Kessler, CPRE
McHenry County Conservation District
Executive Director
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Anamari Dorgan, CPRP
Forest Preserve District Of DuPage County
Director of Community Services & Education
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Jessica Ortega
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Landscape Architect Supervisor
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Ralph Schultz
Forest Preserve District Of Will County
Executive Director
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Membership Council Representative:
Monica Meyers, CPRE
Forest Preserve District Of Kane County
Executive Director
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Priority Areas

Program & Education Committee

Learning Labs
Topic-specific professional development programs delivered virtually that may offer continuing education units, and are between 30-90 minutes long

Educational Field Tours
Location-based networking and training opportunities offering hands-on field experiences.

FPC Communications Committee
Focused on supporting the educational opportunities and awareness of the Section.

FPC Section Flowchart

Section Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2022
September 12, 2022
August 11, 2022
July 11, 2022
June 9, 2022
April 14, 2022
March 14, 2022
February 10, 2022
January 13, 2022
January 10, 2022

December 9, 2021
November 18, 2021

2022 Meeting Schedule

Board of Directors 2022 Meeting Schedule
Monday, November 14, 2 PM – In-Person/TBD

All Section 2022 Meeting Schedule
Thursday, October 13, 2 PM – Virtual-ZOOM
Thursday, December 8, 2 PM – Virtual-ZOOM

For more information about upcoming meetings, visit our Event List and type in "Forest Preserve & Conservation".