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Title:The Illinois Headwaters: an inventory of the region's resources
Subject(s):Ecosystem management --Illinois
Wetland ecology --Illinois
Natural resources surveys --Illinois
Conservation of natural resources --Illinois
Environmental protection --Illinois
Natural resources conservation areas --Illinois
Ecology --Illinois.
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:Just as the Grand Prairie -- Illinois' namesake landscape -- was the heart of the continent's "Prairie Peninsula," so the Headwaters area of east central Illinois is the heart of the Grand Prairie. It is one of the flattest parts of the state and is characterized by glacial topography, with the flat areas separated by glacial moraines that serve as drainage divides. This causes water to flow downhill in most directions, giving rise to six major streamsthe Vermilion, Embarras, Sangamon, Mackinaw, Kaskaskia, and Little Vermilion rivers-that together drain almost a third of the state. As used here, the "Headwaters" refers to an area centered in Champaign, Ford, and Vermilion counties, and sprawling across parts of seven other counties.
Issue Date:1997
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:2009-11-03
Identifier in Online Catalog:4126464
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm39513964

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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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