STUDY MATERIAL

 Envirothon Topic Study Guides and Resources

Current Issues

2023 Topic:

Adapting to a Changing Climate

Key Topic 1: Factors Contributing to a Changing Climate 3
Key Topic 2: Measuring and Monitoring a Changing Climate 49
Key Topic 3: Risks and Impacts to Natural Resources and Society
from a Changing Climate 62
Key Topic 4: Policies and Programs for Adapting to a Changing
Climate 110

BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE LINK TO THE STUDY MATERIAL. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT NATIONALS INTENDS TO ADD MORE MATERIAL IN MAY. THE NEW PART WILL NOT BE USED AT THE ILLINOIS EVENT DUE TO THE TIMING OF OUR EVENT.

Aquatics

Aquatics Study Guide

Resources:

IDNR What Fish is This

IDNR Management of Small Lakes and Ponds

IDNR Aquatic Plants ID

Field Guide to Aquatic Macro Invertebrates

Common Fresh Water Fish of Illinois

Indian Creek Watershed Project

SOILS

Soils Study Guide

Resources:

Soil Classification Study Guide

Forestry

Forestry Study Guide

Sections Referred to in the Study Guid

Section 1 – Tree ID and Basic Biology 

Basic Biology

Tree ID

Section 2 – Forest Ecology, Forest Wildlife Management and Silviculture

FOREST ECOLOGY

Succession

Forest Stewardship Terminology

Forestry Terms

Forest Ecology Management

FOREST WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Calling all Wildlife

To Cut or Not to Cut

SILVICULTURE

Silviculture Principles

Intermediate Treatments

Section 3 – Knowledge of IL Forest Resources and Benefits

Dawson Forest Ecology and Management

Benefits from Illinois Forest Resources Pgs 51-57

Early Illinois Forest Resource Pgs 18-21

Forest Resources Illinois 2002

Ownership of Illinois Forest Resources Pgs 44-50

Forest Resources of Illinois – What do we have and what are they doing for us

Community Forests

Illinois Forest Resources 2005

Section 4 – Forestry Equipment, Measurement and Maps

FORESTRY EQUIPMENT
  • Haglof Calipers                Clinometer
  • Compass                          Diameter Tape
  • GPS                                 Increment Borer
  • Prism                                Spiegel Relascope
  • Biltmore Stick            Digitech Professional Caliper
MAP INTERPRETATION

Maryland Extension Measuring Your Forest

Tools to Measure the Forest Land Measurements

TREE MEASURMENTS

Measuring Standing Trees

Using Tree Measuring Stick

Measuring Trees and Estimating Volume

What is a Chain

What is a Cord

What is a Basal Area

Section 5 – Forestry Health

TREE DISEASES

Black Knot                                  Cedar Apple Rust

Dutch Elm Disease 4H               UIUC Dutch Elm Disease Detailed

Anthracnose                               Armilliaria Root Rot

Oak Wilt 4H                                UIUC Oak Wilt Detailed

Verticillium Wilt                           Nectria Canker

Diseases in Hardwood Tree Plantings

TREE INSECTS

Asian Longhorned Beetle                    Asian Longhorn Beet USDA Pest Alert

Emerald Ash Borer                              Emerald Ash Borer USDA Pest Alert

Fall Webworm                                      Eastern Tent Catepillar

Gypsy Moth                                          European Elm Bark Beetle

Japanese Beetle                                   Mountain Pine Beetle

Southern Pine Beetle                            Twolined Chesnut Borer

Hemlock Woolly       Red Oak Borer     Hemlock Woolly USDA Pest Alert

Wildlife

Wildlife Study Guide

Resources:

IDNR Wild Mammal Workbook

IDNR Illinois Birds Workbook

Bird Calls http://naturebits.org/alphabetic.php

Nature Tracking – iTrack Wildlife http://www.naturetracking.com/itrack-wildlife/

Bird Guide http://www.illinoisraptorcenter.org/birdguide.html

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