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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.

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Of these 196 GCN, 44 are birds, 40 are mollusks, 39 are mammals, 34 are reptiles, 29 are fish and 10 are amphibians. Problems or threats to the GCN species populations in Utah are commercial and industrial development, landfill construction or operation, dams, road construction, urban development, water diversion, municipal and industrial point source, commercial harvest, conversion of riparian forests, excessive non-commercial harvest or collection, channel maintenance and confined animal operations. 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 Utah Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy has addressed these problems or threats to the GCN species population with wildlife conservation actions. These wildlife conservation actions include decreasing the data gap by gathering more information on GCN species, by fire management with controlled burns and with habitat protection by initiating projects to protect existing key habitat or habitat components. Key habitat restoration and improvement by initiating projects to restore or enhance existing habitats and with land acquisition by purchasing land or conservation easement that is important to GCN species are also included in the Utah Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy.