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Title:Vermilion River area assessment
Author(s):Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Contributor(s):Illinois Natural History Survey; Illinois State Geological Survey; Illinois State Water Survey; Waste Management and Research Center
Subject(s):Natural resources surveys --Illinois
Natural resources conservation areas --Vermilion River (Ill. and Ind.)
Ecosystem management --Vermilion River (Ill. and Ind.)
Sustainable development --Vermilion River (Ill. and Ind.)
Vermilion River Watershed (Ill. and Ind.)
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:The area discussed in this assessment coincides with the boundaries of the Illinois portion of the Vermilion River basin as determined by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. This area, covering approximately 1,485 miles2 (950,380 acres) along the IndianaJIllinois border, includes most of Vermilion County, large parts of Champaign and Ford Counties, and very small parts of Iroquois, Livingston, and Edgar counties. The land in two of the subbasins in the area--the Middle Fork Vermilion River and Vermilion River (lower) subbasins--totaling 132,252 acres, was designated a "Resource Rich Area" because it contains significant natural community diversity. The Vermilion River Ecosystem Partnership was subsequently formed around this core area ofhigh quality ecological resources. This assessment is comprised of four volumes. 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 of the region. Volume 4 contains three parts: Part I, Socio-Economic Profile, discusses the demographics, IV infrastructure, and economy of the area, focusing on Vermilion County; 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 known in the area.
Issue Date:1999
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 have 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

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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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