Nov 1, 2022
  • Land
By Robert J. Reber

Plant natives! That’s a cardinal rule, and excellent advice almost all of the time. However, to every axiom there are exceptions. Planting native conifers for windbreaks can become problematic in some situations.

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Nov 1, 2022
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By Christopher Evans

Invasive species problems can be complex and involve many different stakeholders. Fortunately, there is lots of great work under way in Illinois to combat invasive species. Even with the extensive amount of work happening, some approaches to managing invasive species are best tackled in cooperation and at a large scale.

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Nov 1, 2022
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By Jason Bleich

Interested in restoring wetlands and/or creating a duck hole on your property, but not sure if it’s possible? Each year, the USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and associated agency and conservation partners field many inquiries from landowners interested in building wetlands. We have the tools to help!

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Nov 1, 2022
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By Sheryl DeVore

The Green River Lowland is what we believe the landscape looked like thousands of years ago, and how forces of nature formed a diverse mosaic of habitats. This area covers parts of Bureau, Henry, Lee and Whiteside counties in Illinois was created by glacial retreat some 19,000 years ago.

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Aug 1, 2022
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By Christina Feng, Kathy Andrews Wright

If there is an education to be had in wild spaces, then the Cache River State Natural Area is quite the classroom. Located within Johnson, Massac, and Pulaski counties, the more than 17,000 acres of state land provides diverse habitats that foster a spectacular level of native biodiversity.

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Welcome to the November 2022 edition of the online magazine OutdoorIllinois Journal, featuring timely, seasonally based stories about the Prairie State’s wildlife resources, with an expansion of content to include a broader range of subjects—including endangered and threatened species and Illinois’ unique, high-quality habitats and the people working to preserve, protect and manage these resources.

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