Illinois Natural History Survey Technical Reports

 

INHS Technical Reports are authored by INHS scientists for the purpose of documenting the status, stewardship, conservation, and restoration of Illinois’ biotic resources. The reports are used by INHS, the Department of Natural Resources, and various granting agencies to assess needs and formulate policy. Reports may originate from any of the INHS centers and field stations.

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  • Tiemann, Jeremy; Hartman, Jordan; Sherwood, Josh; Willink, Philip; Larson, Eric (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2021-03-19)
    Recent investigations into the rapid expansion of Banded Killifish (Fundulus diaphanus) in Illinois has brought to light significant conservation implications. Previous data suggested that Illinois should be inhabited by ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A.; Stephens, Lauren J. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2020-11-10)
    We sampled 1,200 of 2020 resident Illinois trapping license purchasers from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources licensing database. Licensees were mailed an 8-page questionnaire, and we received 745 (63%) ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Stephens, Lauren J.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2020-11-30)
    Harvest of light geese (Anser caerulescens, Chen rossii) during the 2020 Illinois Light Goose Conservation Order was estimated at 138,954. An estimated 3,272 hunters participated in the 2020 Illinois Light Goose Conservation ...

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  • Walberg, Eric M.; Stephens, Lauren J.; Pallazza, Samantha G.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2020-11-30)
    A total of 2,125 (44% response rate) Illinois waterfowl hunters returned usable questionnaires to the 2019-20 Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey. An estimated 35,185 adult waterfowl hunters spent 1 day or more afield during ...

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  • Walberg, Eric M.; Stephens, Lauren J.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2020-11-19)
    A random sample of 5,000 hunters was selected from adult 2019 Illinois resident Habitat Stamp and hunting license holders. Selected individuals were mailed an 8-page self-administered questionnaire designed to query hunters ...

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