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Illinois River Road Conservation
When mankind looks back on its accomplishments, none should be greater than the restoration and preservation of our ecosystems for future generations. Restoring and preserving the natural wetlands and floodplains along the Illinois River Road is a huge commitment made by many dedicated organizations and individuals. Thanks to organizations like The Wetlands Initiative, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a real impact is made on the Illinois River ecosystem. We invite you to personally get in touch with the natural world and enjoy the beauty of these restored wetlands and floodplains along the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway.
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Owned and operated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, this 4,480-acre site contains elements of several habitats: Oak-hickory forest, riparian forest, floodplain shrub, mars...View Details.
Derived from an Indian name for ...View Details.
Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visitors can use the trails to go hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Farmdale prov...View Details.
The historic - but now rare - Illinois landscape of backwater lakes, wetlands, prairies, fens, and seeps now flourishes on former corn and soybean fields along the Illinois Ri...View Details.
TNC has embarked on one of the largest wetland restoration projects in the U.S. Beneath the nearly 7,000 acres of plowed cropland was a dormant seed bank of prairie, hardwood ...View Details.
This 41-acre wetland restoration project was initiated by Ducks Unlimited and then turned over to IDNR. In addition to its benefit to migrating waterfowl, the Wightman Lake p...View Details.