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Nov 1, 2019
  • Land
2018 Farm Bill and Conservation
By Scott D. James

The 2018 Farm Bill was signed December 20, 2018 and has a substantial impact on wildlife habitat. Learn how programs can be implemented to improve natural resources and result in more wildlife and outdoors men and women.

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Nov 1, 2019
  • Land
Woodlands for Wildlife
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Managing a healthy woodland not only includes selection for valuable food plants, but providing habitat for the diversity of organisms that call dead and dying vegetation home, many of which ultimately serve as a food resource for a host of species.

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Aug 1, 2019
  • Land
Conserving the Illinois River Legacy
By Kathy Andrews Wright

A new initiative will protect or restore 13,000 acres of backwater lakes, marshes and bottomland hardwood forests across 19 counties bordering the middle and lower stretches of the river.

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Aug 1, 2019
  • Land
  • People
A Farmer and His Wetlands
By Mike Budd

Instead of fighting the constant battle of farming chronically wet areas in his fields, John Dassow decided to put those areas to work producing ducks, pheasants, bumblebees, butterflies, songbirds and clean water.

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Aug 1, 2019
  • Land
  • Recreation
Teaming Up for Habitat: IRAP Provides Places to Recreate and Improve Habitats
By Tammy Miller

Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) habitat strike teams assist private landowners by improving their property for healthier forests and wildlife habitats.

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A message from Director Chris Young

Welcome to the November 1, 2019 edition of the online magazine OutdoorIllinois Wildlife Journal, featuring timely, seasonally based stories about the Prairie State’s wildlife resources.

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