Greater Prairie-chicken in Illinois
January 7, 2021
Bob Gillespie from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Kathy Andrews Wright
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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.
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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.