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Title:Final Report for W-162-R-3: The Forests and Woodlands Campaign of the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan - Segment 3
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: 1) Using the best science available to establish and continue monitoring protocols to measure the effectiveness of forest management activities and determine whether or not wildlife and habitat goals are being achieved; 2) Establishing demonstration sites where land managers and the public can observe and learn more about forest management in action and how it benefits wildlife. In addressing these needs, the Forest Campaign will establish or reinforce forest management partnerships in Illinois, create protocols for monitoring the effects of forest management activities on Illinois’ wildlife, and document whether or not forest management activities are successfully promoting populations of focal wildlife species and meeting the goals of the wildlife action plan.
Issue Date:2013-12-01
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration W-162-R-3
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
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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