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Aug 2, 2021
  • Land
By Sheryl DeVore

The glaciers that moved across much of Illinois during the last Ice Age avoided about 15,000 square miles in the Midwest. Northwest Illinois contains a portion of this glacier-free area, known as the Driftless Natural Division.

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Aug 2, 2021
  • Land
By Carla Rich Montez

Our state has fewer grasslands, trees, wetlands and natural waterways. And the few remaining wild places are often isolated from one another. We can do something about it. Whether you’re an apartment dweller or a landowner, you can help Illinois’ wildlife.

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Aug 2, 2021
  • Land
By Chad Bartman

The Owned, Managed and Leased Properties project goal is to determine what land the Illinois Department of Natural Resources owns, manages and leases that was purchased with Federal Aid funds. Digital maps of IDNR sites are available to the public through ESRI Arc Online mapping applications.

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Aug 2, 2021
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  • People
By Kathryn Kauzlarich, Justin J. Shew

Habitat strike teams are composed of individuals working closely together toward the goal of improving habitat and restoring floral communities for wildlife and ecosystem function. Hence, the team sport of restoration.

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Aug 2, 2021
  • Land
By Chase Seals

Landowners have multiple goals for managing their property including creating inviting habitat for turkeys, deer and other wildlife. The Habitat Incentive Program provided cost share assistance to private landowners to help achieve their forest management goals.

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A photo of Mike Wefer
A message from Chief Mike Wefer

Welcome to the August 2021 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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