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Aug 2, 2021
  • People
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Help wanted. People passionate about preserving Illinois’ precious natural resources. No experience necessary. Knowledgeable and dedicated mentors will show you the ropes. Become a Friend of Illinois Nature Preserves today.

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Aug 2, 2021
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By Mike Budd

More than 95 percent of the land in Illinois is privately owned. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offers their Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program to private landowners who wish to undertake habitat restoration projects.

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Aug 2, 2021
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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
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By Kathy Andrews Wright

From deer to migratory birds and from research to private land habitat management, Kahl’s extensive experiences are skills valuable to his role as supervisor of IDNR’s regional and district wildlife biologists.

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Jun 29, 2021
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By Kathy Andrews Wright

Curious about technological advances in wildlife management? Chad Bartman from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources joins us for a Q&A on Chronic Wasting Disease surveys and development of digital maps. Listen in to learn more.

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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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