Search

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
February 2021
February 23, 2021
Photo by Leroy Harrison.

Greater Prairie-chicken in Illinois

article_arrow_up
article_arrow_down
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Film Date:

January 7, 2021

Speaker:

Bob Gillespie from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Produced by:

Laura Kammin

Kathy Andrews Wright

Edited by:

Sarah Marjanovic

Questions received in advance of the conversation are listed below, with the time noted should you desire to fast-forward to a topic of interest.

Bob Gillespie, Grassland Ecologist and Site Manager of Prairie Ridge State Natural Area

00:42 Brief history of the greater prairie-chicken in Illinois.

02:30 What does it means for a species to be designated an endangered species? 

04:04 Species Recovery Plan for the greater prairie-chicken.

06:15 Research projects that have taken place and what has been learned about the greater prairie-chicken in Illinois.

09:19 Management actions at Prairie Ridge State Natural Area for the greater prairie-chicken.

12:21 Perspective of working at the natural area and experiencing prairie-chickens year-round. 

13:58 Tips for visiting Prairie Ridge State Natural Area to view greater prairie-chickens.

Follow Living with Wildlife Illinois on Facebook and Instagram

For more information on Illinois wildlife:

  • wildlifeillinois.org
  • outdoor.wildlifeillinois.org
  • deer.wildlifeillinois.org
  • huntillinois.org

If you are interested in viewing the text alternative for the video click the CC option at the lower margin of the video.


Kathy Andrews Wright is retired from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources where she was editor of Outdoor Illinois magazine. She is currently the editor of Outdoor Illinois Wildlife Journal and Illinois Audubon magazine.

article_arrow_up
article_arrow_down