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.
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.
Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) habitat strike teams assist private landowners by improving their property for healthier forests and wildlife habitats.
One southern Illinois landowner utilizes local coordination and resources to successfully manage a native oak-hickory forest ecosystem.
The Ten Mile Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area contains a variety of habitats with emphasis placed on maintaining the property as one of southern Illinois’ premier upland game hunting areas.
Welcome to the August 1, 2019 edition of the online magazine OutdoorIllinois Wildlife Journal, featuring timely, seasonally based stories about the Prairie State’s wildlife resources.