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Title:Final Report for W-162-R-7: The Forests and Woodlands Campaign of the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan - Segment 7
Author(s):Hoover, Jeffrey P.
Subject(s):Illinois Wildlife Action Plan
forests
woodlands
Geographic Coverage:Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir, Illinois
Jackson County, Illinois
Lake Shelbyville Wildlife Management Area, Illinois
Trail of Tears State Forest, Illinois
Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area, Illinois
Hidden Springs State Forest, Illinois
Siloam Springs State Park, Illinois
Abstract:To better understand the response of wildlife populations to forest management activities under the wildlife action plan, Segment 7 of the Forest Campaign was devised to meet the following objectives (1 September 2016 through 31 August 2017): 1) Continue monitoring the response of forest wildlife to various forest management tools that include, but are not limited to, thinning, fire, re-forestation, and the removal of invasive exotic plant species; 2) Use a “before-after-treatment-control” monitoring framework (with replication) at 4 or more sites across Illinois (more than 400 established survey points each visited multiple times per year) to document the immediate and longer-term effects of forest management on populations of forest and woodland-dwelling songbirds; 3) Specifically, to use breeding bird point counts (~400 points distributed among 5 study sites each visited at least twice during May-July), winter bird point counts (~150 point subset of the 400 survey points each visited once during December-February), “camera traps” (~60 point subset of the 400 survey points each surveyed with a 5-day camera deployment), and nocturnal nightjar surveys (10 survey points at each of 2 study sites, each point visited 6 times during May-July), all in conjunction with vegetation surveys (~200 point subset of the 400 survey points sampled during July-August and representing the various treatments and controls) to document how management activities affect forest structure and composition and in turn influence particular wildlife species.
Issue Date:2017-12-01
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration W-162-R-7
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/105477
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois Department of 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:2019-10-08


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