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Monthly Archive: August 2021

Teasel: A Rapidly Spreading Threat

As you travel along Illinois highways this time of the year, you may have seen a tall, spiny plant with big purple or white flowers. You might have even considered taking some seed or seed heads home to plant and use…
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Photo Contest Winners

We received some really great submissions for this year’s local Conservation Photo Contest. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Dawn Cromwell, Donald Cromwell, and Lauren Spaniol! Dawn Cromwell secured first place in the “Ag/Conservation Across America” category with her submission “Last…
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Landscaping with native plants increases biodiversity

Biodiversity commonly refers to the distribution and abundance of plant and animal species within an ecosystem (US Forest Service 1989). Biodiversity provisions us with foods and materials, it helps regulate natural phenomena such as the water cycle, it inspires cultures…
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USDA Announces 2021 CSP Application Deadline

Champaign, IL — State Conservationist, Ivan Dozier announced the submission deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year (FY) 2021 is May 7, 2021. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up…
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