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Katie Fleming

Katie Fleming is the Forestry Program Manager and leads the Forestry Trainees in hands-on urban forestry skills and field maintenance, as well as providing professional development and educational opportunities over the 8-month training season. In addition Katie plans and coordinates day-to-day field maintenance and data collection throughout the Chicago region and assists in overseeing volunteers at community tree plantings, workshops and stewardship days. Prior to taking on the role of Forestry Program Manager, Katie was the Forestry Crew Leader at Openlands. Prior to Openlands, she worked at Audubon Great Lakes and Friends of the Forest Preserves conducting restoration projects and invasive species management throughout Cook and Lake counties.  Katie received her B.S. from the University of Illinois in Natural Resources & Environmental Science. Katie is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist (IL-9691A) and a TreeKeeper.


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