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Title:Fox River area assessment
Author(s):Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Office of Scientific Research and Analysis
Contributor(s):Illinois Department of Natural Resources, State Geological Survey Division
Subject(s):Natural resources surveys --Illinois
Natural resources conservation areas --Illinois
Natural resources surveys --Fox River Watershed (Wis. and Ill.)
Fox River Watershed (Wis. and Ill.)
Sustainable development --Fox River Watershed (Ill. and Wis.)
Ecosystem management --Fox River Watershed (Ill. and Wis.)
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:The Fox River assessment covers an area ofapproximately 1,720 mile (1,092,874 acres)· spanning eleven counties in north-eastern Illinois, including parts ofLake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, Kendall, DeKalb, and LaSalle counties, and small parts ofLee, DuPage, Will, and Grundy counties. The boundaries ofthe assessment area coincide with the boundaries ofthe Illinois portion ofthe Fox River Basin. This area encompasses 22 subbasins ofthe Fox River watershed (identified by the Illinois Environmental Protection Board), from the Illinois-Wisconsin border to the confluence ofthe Fox and Illinois Rivers at Ottawa, Illinois. This is a distance of 115 miles along the river. The northernmost eight subbasins, totaling 285,844 acres, have been designated as a "Resource Rich Area" because they contain significant natural community diversity. The Fox River Ecosystem Partnership was subsequently formed around this core area ofhigh quality ecological resources. This assessment is comprised offive volumes. In Volume 1, Geology discusses the geology, soils, and minerals in the assessment area. Volume 2, Water Resources, discusses the surface and groundwater resources and Volume 3, Living Resources, describes the natural vegetation communities and the fauna ofthe region. Volume 4 contains three parts: Part I, Socio-Economic Profile, discusses the demographics, infrastructure, and economy ofthe area, focusing on the six counties with the greatest amount of land in the area --DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, and McHenry counties; Part II, Environmental Quality, discusses air and water quality, and hazardous and toxic waste generation and management in the area; and Part III, Archaeological Resources, identifies and assesses the archaeological sites, ranging from the Paleo-Indian (B.C. 10,000) to the Postwar Industrial (A.D. 1946), known in the assessment watershed. Volume 5, EarlyAccounts oftheEcology ofthe FoxRiverArea, describes the ecology of the area as recorded by historical writings ofexplorers, pioneers, early visitors and early historians.
Issue Date:1998
Publisher:Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources
Series/Report:Critical Trends Assessment Program
Genre:Report (Grant or Annual)
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:These documents are a product of the Illinois state scientific surveys and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and has been selected and made available by the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They are intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-10-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:4034198
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm38841802

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  • Critical Trends Assessment Program Regional Watershed Assessments
    Detailed assessments of 32 major watersheds in Illinois, conducted through the Critical Trends Assessment Program administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Includes contributions from each of the State Scientific Surveys which are now part of the Prairie Research Institute.

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