C-Notes #3 – Illinois Land Acquisitions and Awards

Farm to Floodplain: For over 80 years, farmland at Emiquon in Illinois has been manipulated to remain dry. In 2007, the Nature Conservancy shut down pumps turning 7100 acres into a wetland that attracts thousands of waterfowl and Bald Eagles. Read more about this project in Jason’s Journal (Jason is the Deputy Director of the

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Mining for Declining Birds

The American Bird Conservancy is working to restore land around decommissioned mines. Partnered with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, the goal is to manage habitat for breeding Cerulean Warblers, Wood Thrushes, and other mature forest birds. Golden-winged Warbler In addition to mature forest restoration the land is

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