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. These performance measures provide information that pertains to conservation actions and provide for revisions to these actions if needed. The conservation action and proposed plans for GCN species and habitat monitoring occurs with help from several partners. These partners include but are not limited to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Geological Survey, the Illinois Natural History Survey, the Illinois State Water Survey, the Illinois Geological Survey, the Illinois State Museum, the Illinois Academy of Sciences, the Illinois Audubon Society, Illinois universities and The Nature Conservancy. Other partners included are Ducks Unlimited, the National Turkey Federation, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, The American Fisheries Society, The Wildlife Society an the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. The Illinois Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy is scheduled for reviews and revision every 10 years. The purpose of this is for this reviewing the conservation status of the GCN species and to revise the list if necessary, to determine if modification is necessary. Twenty-four months will need to be scheduled to allow for reviewing and revising of the Illinois Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy.