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View from the blog-o-spherePartnerships and Volunteers Bring a Midwest Wetland to Life

By Jody Christiansen – USDA Blog – May 22, 2014
Now, when you look at the
Nygren Wetland Preservein Illinois, a menagerie of wildlife can be seen –  ducks and geese paddling about, white pelicans lounging, otters swimming and a pair of sandhill cranes huddling in a nest. There was talk of the endangered blanding turtles living in the wetland, too. It’s a wonderful scene, but it was much different 14 years ago. The land, located along Raccoon Creek at the confluence of the Rock and Pecatonica rivers, was once forests and crops. The Natural Land Institute purchased the land in 1999, and that’s when transformation began. For full blog post, click here.

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