HELP US

PROTECT

OUR FORESTS

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This is the official page of FRST, a volunteer-driven workforce in support of CWMA and SIPBA. FRST focuses on non-native invasive species control.

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Educate

Raise invasive species
awareness and provide
hands-on experience.

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Connect

Connecting private landowners,
volunteer stewards, and other
conservation-minded groups.

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Restore

Provide relief to Illinois’
forest land stewards:
private landowners.

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Why Join?

Our Members Enjoy:

  • Professional guidance and assistance with Invasive Species Management (ISM) planning and implementation.
  • Hands-on training in invasive species identification, ecology, and management
  • Assistance from seasoned professionals and well-trained volunteer crews
  • Access to specialized equipment from the Invasive Plant Mobile Equipment Bank
  • Compliance with state and local regulations

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran

Get Updates

You don’t have to be a member to stay up to date
on what FRST is doing near you to help conserve and protect
local forests. Sign up for our Newsletter to stay in the know!