Savanna Army Depot / Lost Mound Field Station
The Savanna Army Depot was located in southwestern Jo Daviess and northwestern Carroll counties, Illinois. Founded in 1917 and closed in 2000, it was used for munitions manufacturing, testing and storage. The 13,062-acre area is listed as a statewide significant natural area by the Illinois Natural Areas Inventory. At least 47 Illinois endangered and threatened plant and animal species have been observed at the Depot. Some reports in this collection represent research undertaken in preparation for the establishment of the Illinois Natural History Survey's Lost Mound Field Station (1998-2009). Not all reports were not produced by INHS staff.
(Illinois Natural History Survey, 2009)The Illinois Department of Natural Resources established a field station in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1998 in Savanna, Illinois. The Illinois Natural History Survey, as a part of the IDNR ...
(Division of Ecology and Conservation Science Section for Field Stations and Ecosystem Science, 2008-11-07)Crown vetch (Coronilla varia) is an aggressive non-native legume species that forms dense monospecific mats and crowds out native grasses, forbs, and even shrubs. It is the most serious invasive species threat in the sand ...
(Division of Ecology and Conservation Science, 2008-06-06)The Lost Mound Corps of Discovery (LMCD) is an INHS-sponsored program designed to enlist volunteers to document species, seasonal events, and natural changes at specific points of the Lost Mound area. Here we provide some ...
A Survey of the insects of the Savanna Army Depot, with special emphasis on the grasshoppers, katydids, walking sticks, stinkbugs, carrion beetles, leafhoppers, froghoppers, butterflies, and macro moths (Northeastern Illinois University Biology Department, 1995)
Management and Research Needs for Endangered and Threatened Plants, Sand Prairie Vegetation and Habitat-Restricted Animal Species at the Savanna Army Depot, Carroll Co. & Jo Daviess Co,. IL (Morton Arboretum, 1995)