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Title:Ecological Assessment of Created Wetlands in Illinois
Author(s):Crawford,John A.; Kuhns,Andrew R.; Mettler-Cherry,Paige
Subject(s):amphibian occupancy
amphibian detectability
created wetlands
vernal ponds
conservation coefficient
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:Within Illinois, wetland conversion and drainage has been especially extensive where an estimated 90% of original wetland area has been lost (Suloway and Hubbell 1994). Therefore, protection of remaining wetlands and creation of functional replacement wetlands to mitigate unavoidable losses is a high priority within the state. Although the National Research Council (2001) report on compensating for wetland losses identified seasonal wetlands as one of the most difficult wetland types to create, wetland creation is listed as a Priority Action Campaign within the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan (IDNR 2005). In southeastern Illinois (Natural Heritage Districts 14, 21, and 22) more than 250 seasonal wetlands have been created at 14 different IDNR managed properties over the last decade (T. Esker and R. Jansen, IDNR District Heritage Biologists, pers. comm.). However, follow up sampling to document the success or failure of these created wetlands is lacking (T. Esker and R. Jansen pers. comm.).
Issue Date:2014-06-30
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2014 (20)
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5
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:2020-05-01

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