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Title:Final Report for W-162-R-2: The Forests and Woodlands Campaign of the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan – Segment 2
Author(s):Hoover, Jeffrey P.
Subject(s):Illinois Wildlife Action Plan
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:The Forests and Woodlands Campaign (Forest Campaign hereafter) is one of the important campaigns outlined in the Illinois Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan and Strategy (wildlife action plan). The wildlife action plan highlights very well the many current conservation issues involving Illinois’ wooded habitats including the alteration or loss of natural disturbance processes, changing composition of forested habitats away from oak-hickory dominance to maple dominance, general decline in forest quality caused by increasing numbers of invasive exotic plant species, and extensive forest fragmentation. While the wildlife action plan provides direction in the form of a general list of priority actions, the Forest Campaign, over the next several years will specifically move the wildlife action plan forward by addressing the following needs: 1) Forging new and reinvigorating existing conservation partnerships consisting of those groups committed to improving Illinois’ forests and forest wildlife; 2) Identifying and collaborating with organizations that are implementing specific forest wildlife conservation activities, particularly those emphasizing the already-identified Conservation Opportunity Areas (COAs) around the state; 3) Developing strategies to facilitate additional priority forest management actions outlined in the wildlife action plan; 4) Establishing goals and specific targets for what the response of the wildlife and habitat to these actions should be; 5) Using the best science available to establish monitoring protocols to measure the effectiveness of management activities and determine whether or not wildlife and habitat goals are being achieved; 6) Establishing demonstration sites where land managers and the public can observe and learn more about forest management in action and how it benefits wildlife.
Issue Date:2012-12-05
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration W-162-R-2
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois Department fo Natural Resources Division of Wildlife
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-10-02

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