Jerry Wilhelm and Laura Rericha-Anchor will be the keynote speakers at the Illinois Association of Conservation Districts at Starved Rock on February 9. Discussed will be consilience, regional lichens, regional bee ecology, habitat restoration, and Floristic Quality Assessment (FQA). Learn More
Laura Rericha-Anchor will be giving a talk on the Ecology of Bees of the Southern Lake Michigan Region at the Wild Things conference at Rosemont on February 25. Sign up for this program before it fills up!
Floristic Quality Assessment
Are you passionate about preserving the natural beauty and biodiversity of our native ecosystems? Then our Floristic Quality Assessment Workshop is the perfect opportunity for you! This comprehensive course will teach you the latest methodologies and techniques for evaluating the plant diversity and composition of a given area. This is a unique chance to gain valuable skills and knowledge that will help you make a positive impact on the world around you. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn from expert instructors. Enroll now and join us on a journey to explore and protect the natural world! REGISTRATION FORM
Ongoing Research Projects
Updates and new projects can be found on our RESEARCH PROJECTS page including Dr. Wilhelm's project, Lichens of the Southern Lake Michigan Region and Laura Rericha - Anchor's project, The Bees of the Southern Lake Michigan Region.
2023 Site Assessments
CRI Site Assessments will be starting up again in the 2023 growing season. They are conducted by Dr. Wilhelm and his research team. There is limited availability in 2023. For more information check out our SITE ASSESSMENT AND FQA page.
"Andrena aliciae" - Photograph by Laura Rericha-Anchor