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Nov 23, 2021
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By Kathy Andrews Wright

Curious about goose banding? Randy Smith from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources joins us for a Q&A on Canadian geese banding efforts. Listen in to learn more.

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Nov 22, 2021
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By Kathy Andrews Wright

Interested in participating in bird banding efforts? Randy Smith from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources joins us for a Q&A on bird banding. Listen in to discover how to get involved.

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Nov 1, 2021
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By Nelda A. Rivera, Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, William M. Brown

In an effort to protect Illinois white-tailed deer from chronic wasting disease (CWD), the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is constantly evaluating and improving the CWD surveillance and management program.

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Nov 1, 2021
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By Elizabeth Bach

Restoring diverse native plant communities is often a central goal for conservation projects. Monitoring plant communities over time is a relatively easy way for land managers to track if conservation efforts are reaching biological goals.

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Nov 1, 2021
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By Sheryl DeVore

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is working to preserve this rare species where a stronghold remains in five counties—Mason, Menard, Cass, Morgan and Tazewell. A computer model now helps biologists locate potential sites for a plant that may lie dormant in the soiI for years.

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A photo of Ann Holtrop
A message from Chief Ann Holtrop

Welcome to the November 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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