Aug 1, 2022
  • Research
By Nelda A. Rivera, Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, Jan Novakofski

Reports of hemorrhagic disease in the U.S. date to the late 1800s when residents in the South described a condition affecting deer as black tongue. Read here about the viruses responsible for two of the major vector-borne viral diseases affecting domestic and wild ruminants in the U.S.

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Aug 1, 2022
  • Aquatic Organisms
  • Research
By Andrya L. Whitten, Jason A. DeBoer, James T. Lamer

Survey and Assessment of Large-river fishes in Illinois has been ongoing since 1957. Collaboration with research partners make it possible to not only provide robust data to Illinois managers and stakeholders, but also conduct important and informative research with these data.

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Jul 9, 2022
  • Research
  • Wildlife
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Please join us for the last video in our Salamanders of Illinois video series. Listen in to our conversation with Herpetologist Andrew Kuhns as we discuss the fascinating silvery salamander. Learn more about the research process to study these Illinois-endangered salamanders.

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Jul 2, 2022
  • Research
  • Wildlife
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Please join us for our second video in the Salamanders of Illinois video series where we sit down with Laura Adamovicz, Wildlife Veterinarian with the University of Illinois Wildlife Epidemiology Lab. Learn why it is so important to monitor the health of wildlife.

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Jun 25, 2022
  • Research
  • Wildlife
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Did you know that there are 20 species of salamanders in Illinois? Learn more about Illinois’ most intriguing amphibians by listening in to our conversation with Herpetologist Andrew Kuhns.

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Welcome to the August 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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