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Plant Conservation Center

Other problems or threats to GCN species are crop production practices, excessive groundwater withdrawal, fire suppression, management of or for certain species, channel alteration, exotic species, parasites, pathogens, recreation, grazing, predation, forestry activities and resource extraction. The Illinois Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy has addressed these problems or threats to the GCN species population with conservation actions. These actions include decreasing the data gap by gathering more information on GCN species, by fire management with controlled burned, with habitat protection by initiating projects to protect existing habitat or habitat components, with habitat restoration and improvement by initiating projects to restore or enhance existing habitats, with land acquisition by purchasing land or conservation easement that is important to GCN species, with population management by directly manipulating GCN species population by restocking, translocation an harvest management, with public relations and education by increasing public awareness of GCN species and key habitats through education and public outreach, with threat abatement by mitigating existing threats including pollution, predation an competing species and with other conservation action plans that have not been covered previously. Monitoring the CWCS in Illinois will begin with the employment of existing inventories and surveys, which includes any monitoring done by conservation partners. Monitoring will continue with surveys, remote sensing, satellite imagery, disease and movement monitoring, breeding site survey sampling, DNA and net sampling, herpetological web site, predictive modeling, ground truthing and taxonomic affinities an reclassification. Population, habitat and project-level monitoring are also included in the Illinois CWCS as well as distribution information, length frequency distributions; community-level monitoring and replication.

Wildlife Nurseries Inc

State and federal wildlife agencies will work closely with city and county agencies, public land managers, federal and local land managers, land trusts and conservancies for protection of wildlife habitats by creating and implementing conservation plans. State and local agencies should provide for adequate water needs when planning regional water supply programs and should secure contracts for long-term wetland and instream flow management. Local, state and federal agencies should take better actions to eradicate or control invasive species as well as for preventing new introductions of invasive species. Local, state and federal agencies as well as nongovernmental conservation organizations, private landowners and public land managers should redesign or expand efforts for restoring and conserving riparian communities. Local, state, federal and tribal agencies, non-governmental agencies and private landowners should develop agricultural and rangeland programs and practices that would be beneficial to GCN species and key habitats. Local, state, federal wildlife agencies and land managers should be aware of the effects of global warming.