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   The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to
   conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the
   continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted
   partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence,
   stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and com-
   mitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people
   who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov.




MIDWEST REGION
       ILLINOIS




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MIDWEST REGION
Introduction    4
Midwest Region Highlights    5
Midwest Regional Office       6
Midwest Region Map       7




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ILLINOIS STATE
Illinois Service Overview      8
Map of Service Facilities in Illinois 9
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge     10
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge    11
Illinois River    12
Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge      13
Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge       14
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge - Savanna District 15
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs 16
Carterville Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office       17
Large Rivers Coordination Office      18
Illinois Private Lands Office 19
Chicago Ecological Services Field Office   20
Rock Island Ecological Services Field Office       21
Marion Ecological Services Sub-Office      22
Chicago Law Enforcement Field Office       23
Springfield Law Enforcement Office 24
Chicago Wildlife Inspection Office    25
Illinois Office Directory 26




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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Introduction
to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
                                                                                 The Service manages the 150 million-
                                       An Overview                               acre National Wildlife Refuge System
                                                                                 that consists of 550 national wildlife
                                                                                 refuges, 7,000 waterfowl production
                                                                                 areas, and other special management

                                       T
                                              he U.S. Fish and Wildlife          areas. The Service also carries out
                                              Service (Service) is the           its mission through the 81 ecological
                                              principal federal agency           services field stations, 69 national
                                       responsible for conserving,               fish hatcheries, and 63 fish and
       Quick Facts                     protecting, and enhancing fish,
                                       wildlife, and plants and their habitats
                                                                                 wildlife conservation offices located
                                                                                 nationwide.
                                       for the continuing benefit of the
                                       American people.                          The agency enforces federal wildlife
                                                                                 laws, manages migratory bird
                                       The vast majority of fish and wildlife     populations, restores nationally
 • 550 National Wildlife Refuges
                                       habitat is on lands not owned by          significant fisheries, conserves and
                                       the federal government. Given that        restores fish and wildlife habitat
 • 37 Wetland Management Districts
                                       roughly 70% of the nation is owned        such as wetlands, administers the
                                       and administered by state and local       Endangered Species Act, and helps
 • 7,000 Waterfowl Production Areas
                                       governments, tribes, corporations,        foreign governments with their
                                       and families, it is clear why             conservation efforts. The Service
 • 150 million acres of fish and
                                       conservation efforts on non-federal       also administers a number of
 wildlife habitat
                                       lands are of such great importance.       grant programs that promote the
 • 81 Ecological Services field                                                   restoration of fish, wildlife, and their
                                       The Service could not achieve its         habitat on tribal and private lands.
 stations
                                       mission without partnering with state
                                       and local governments, non-profit          The Service oversees the Wildlife
 • 69 National Fish Hatcheries
                                       organizations, businesses, and private    and Sport Fish Restoration program
                                       citizens. Programs such as Partners       that distributes federal excise taxes
 • 63 Fish and Wildlife Conservation
                                       for Fish and Wildlife, Partners in        on fishing and hunting equipment
 Offices
                                       Flight, the Coastal Program, and          to state natural resource agencies.
                                       partnership activities with individuals   This program is a cornerstone of the
 • 7,500 employees
                                       are the primary mechanisms for            nation’s wildlife management efforts;
                                       assisting in voluntary habitat            funding fish and wildlife restoration,
                                       restoration on non-Service lands          boating access, hunter education,
                                       and fostering conservation practices      shooting ranges and related projects
                                       throughout the Region.                    across America.

                                                                                 Approximately 7,500 people are
                                                                                 employed by the Service at facilities
                                                                                 across the United States. It is a
                                                                                 decentralized organization with
                                                                                 headquarters in Washington, D.C.,
                                                                                 eight geographic regional offices, and
                                                                                 nearly 700 field units.




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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Midwest Region Highlights


                                           T
                                                  he U.S. Fish and Wildlife           Regional Programs and Offices
                                                  Service established the Midwest
                                                  Region (Region 3) in 1973. The      • 54 National Wildlife Refuges
                                           region is composed of eight states
                                           – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan,       • 12 Wetland Management Districts
                                           Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and
                                           Wisconsin. The region is highly diverse    • More than 300,000 acres in waterfowl
                                           from an ecological perspective as it       production areas
      Quick Facts                          encompasses tallgrass prairie and
                                           potholes, agricultural lands, northern     • 6 National Fish Hatcheries
                                           and temperate forests, a large section
 • Employment: Roughly 1,000               of the Mississippi River drainage basin,   • 6 National Fish and Wildlife
 permanent employees                       and four of the five Great Lakes. The       Conservation Offices
                                           region is headquartered just outside of
 • Acres Managed: 1.3 million              Minneapolis, Minnesota.                    • 2 Biological Stations

 • 1.7 million acres of wildlife habitat                                              • 8 Private Lands Offices
 acquired by states through the
 Division of Wildlife and Sport Fish       Regional Priorities                        • 9 Ecological Services Offices
 Restoration’s federal grant program
                                           • To promote partnerships offering         • 18 Law Enforcement Offices
 • The Fiscal Year 2009 budget for         innovative opportunities to enhance the
 regional Service activities totaled       Region’s fish and wildlife resources
 $355.9 million (including federal
 grants to states and other non-           • To provide healthy fish and wildlife
 federal partners)                         trust species populations and habitats
                                           to support them
 • More than 7 million people visited
 refuges throughout the Midwest            • To provide the public with quality
 Region to hunt, fish, participate in       hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, and
 interpretive programs, and view           other wildlife-dependent recreational
 wildlife in 2009                          opportunities on Service lands

 • 47 comprehensive conservation           • To provide an organization dedicated
 plans (CCPs) have been completed          to employee excellence, reflecting the
 for national wildlife refuges in the      nation’s rich diversity, and providing
 region since 1997                         quality service to and decision-making
                                           for the resources for which the Service
 • The Partners for Fish and Wildlife      has trust responsibility (migratory
 Program coordinated restoration           birds, threatened and endangered
 or enhancement of over 15,500             species, interjurisdictional fish)
 upland acres and over 5,500 acres of
 wetlands, removed 9 fish barriers,
 and carried out almost 70 miles of
 streambank/riparian restoration in
 Fiscal Year 2009

 • Through 2009, 68 threatened
 and endangered species and 11
 candidate species were identified in
 the Midwest Region




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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Midwest Regional Office
Overview of Regional Programs




 Regional Programs
 • National Wildlife Refuge System

 • Ecological Services

 • Fisheries

 • Migratory Birds

 • Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration

 • Law Enforcement                       Midwest Regional Office
 • Budget and Administration             Purpose

 • External Affairs                      The Regional Office provides a central
                                         headquarters to facilitate partnership,
                                         administrative, budgetary, operational,   Contact Information
                                         personnel and policy execution between
                                         the national office in Washington, D.C.,   Tom Melius
                                         and field offices located throughout the    Regional Director
                                         region.                                   E-mail: tom_melius@fws.gov
                                         Organization
                                                                                   Charles Wooley
                                         The Region is managed by the              Deputy Regional Director
                                         Regional Director with the assistance     E-mail: charles_wooley@fws.gov
                                         of a Deputy Regional Director, six
                                         Program Assistant Regional Directors
                                         (Budget and Administration, Ecological    BHW Federal Building
                                         Services, External Affairs, Fisheries,    1 Federal Drive
                                         Migratory Birds and State Programs,       Ft. Snelling, MN 55111
                                         and the National Wildlife Refuge          Phone: 612-713-5301
                                         System), a Special Agent in Charge        FAX 612-713-5284
                                         of Law Enforcement and a Special
                                         Assistant to the Regional Director for    http://midwest.fws.gov
                                         Science.


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                         U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Midwest Region Map




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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Illinois Service Overview

                                        Habitat Types and            been major successes          has disappeared, and 18
                                        Ecosystems                   in the restoration of         species of plants, animals
                                                                     the Upper Mississippi         and insects have been
                                        Illinois’ non-agricultural   River and the Chicago         extirpated, while 127
                                        landscape contains six       Region. In the last 20        additional species are
                                        major habitat types:         years, approximately          listed as endangered or
                                        prairies, forests,           80,000 acres of habitat       threatened by the state.
                                        rivers and streams,          have been restored on         Invasive species also
      Quick Facts                       wetlands and lakes.          the Upper Mississippi         threaten all of the major
• The Service has approximately         Each ecosystem type          and Illinois Rivers, but      natural community types
100 permanent employees in              provides habitats for        additional challenges         throughout the state.
Illinois                                a diverse number of          remain. In the Chicago        In the Chicago Region,
                                        plants and animals,          Region, over 7,000            urban and suburban
• The Fiscal Year 2009 Resource         including federally-         acres of wetland and          development is a primary
Management budget for Service           listed threatened and        associated uplands            threat. To address this
activities in Illinois totaled          endangered species.          have been restored            challenge the Service
approximately $8.9 million              Premier examples             through partnerships          and its many partners
                                        include the Cache River’s    with local landowning         in Illinois continue
• There are 10 National                 cypress tupelo swamps        agencies. Conservation        to work together for
Wildlife Refuges in Illinois total      and the hardwood forests     priorities here include       short and long term
approximately 128,000 acres             in southern Illinois;        restoration of wet            solutions. Major tools
                                        the concentration of         prairies and marshes          include the provision
• In 2009, nearly 1.4 million people    marshes, native prairie      that support declining        of natural resource
visited National Wildlife Refuges       remnants, and the Lake       bird populations and          planning assistance
in Illinois to hunt, fish, participate   Michigan coastline of the    endangered species.           to federal, state and
in interpretive programs, and view      Chicago region; and the                                    local governments;
wildlife                                diverse and extensive        Conservation                  contaminants
                                        habitats of the Upper        Challenges                    investigations and
                                        Mississippi and Illinois                                   remediation; and
                                        Rivers.                      The major challenge           endangered species
                                                                     in Illinois is to reduce      consultations and
                                        Conservation Priorities      fish and wildlife habitat      recovery planning.
                                        and Successes                loss, degradation, and
                                                                     fragmentation of fish
                                        Through cooperative          and wildlife habitat in all
                                        multi-partner initiatives    Illinois ecosystems. For
                                        that the FWS has been        example, 99.99 percent
                                        leaders in, there have       of Illinois’ native prairie




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                                 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Map of Service Facilities in Illinois




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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

                                       Refuge Objectives &         objective through            man-made lakes, which
                                       Opportunities               cooperative farming          together exceed 8,700
                                                                   and permittee grazing        acres. Environmental
                                       The refuge is               programs.                    education, fishing,
                                       managed with four                                        hunting, interpretation,
                                       broad objectives:           Upland habitat is            photography, and wildlife
                                       wildlife management,        maintained using fire         observation are part of
     Quick Facts                       agriculture, recreation,    and timber management.       the public use program.
                                       and agriculture.            Controlled burning is
 • Crab Orchard National Wildlife                                  very carefully used to       The refuge also allows
 Refuge was established in 1947        The primary wildlife        remove overly dense          hiking, bird watching,
 on land previously administered       management objective        vegetation and assist        boating, waterskiing,
 by the War Department and             is to satisfy the food      with the removal of          camping, and picnicking.
 the Soil Conservation Service.        and resting needs of        invasive plant species.      The refuge has an auto
 Habitat types on the refuge           wintering Canada geese                                   tour route and a visitor
 include hardwood forest, farmland,    and other wildlife. This    The recreational             information center.
 grazing units, brushland, wetlands,   objective is coordinated    objective centers largely
 and lakes                             with the agriculture        around the refuge’s three

 • The refuge provides significant
 resting areas for migratory birds
 utilizing the Mississippi Flyway.

 • Wintering numbers of Canada
 Geese can peak at 200,000.

 • A total of 700 plant species, 245
 bird species, 33 mammal species,
 63 fish species, and 44 reptile
 and amphibian species have been
 documented on the refuge.

 • The western 24,000 acres of the
 refuge provide a wide range of
 recreational opportunities and also
 include a 4,050-acre wilderness
 area. The eastern portion (20,000
 acres) is a wildlife sanctuary and
 public use is limited.                Contact
                                       Information

                                       Project Leader: Dan Frisk
                                       8588 Route 148
                                       Marion, IL 62959
                                       Phone: 618-997-3344
                                       FAX 618-997-8961
                                       E-mail: dan_frisk@fws.gov
                                       http://midwest.fws.gov/craborchard

                                       Directions

                                       Crab Orchard Refuge is located 5 miles west of Marion, Illinois, and 5 miles
                                       south of Herrin, Illinois, on State Route 148. From I-57 in Marion, go west on
                                       Illinois Route 13 about 5 miles to Illinois Route 148. Turn left (south) and go
                                       2.5 miles. The refuge Visitor Information Center is located on the left.

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Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge

                                       Refuge Objectives &           Contact Information
                                       Opportunities
                                                                     Project Leader: Mike Brown
                                       The overarching goal of       0137 Rustic Campus Drive
                                       the refuge is to protect,     Ullin, IL 62992
                                       restore, and manage
                                       wetlands and bottomland       Phone: 618-634-2231
                                                                     FAX 618-634-9656
       Quick Facts                     forests that provide
                                                                     E-mail: mike_brown@fws.gov
                                       habitat for waterfowl
                                       and other migratory           http://midwest.fws.gov/cypresscreek
 • Cypress Creek National Wildlife
 Refuge is located in southernmost     birds, resident wildlife,
                                       and endangered and            Directions
 Illinois, within the Cache River
 Watershed                             threatened species.
                                                                     Take Interstate 57, and exit at #18,
                                       Active management             Shawnee College Road. Travel ap-
 • The refuge was established                                        proximately 7.1 miles east to the refuge
 in 1990 under the Emergency           programs include water
                                       management, cooperative       office located on the Shawnee College
 Wetlands Resource Act of 1986                                       Rustic Campus, Building D. The refuge
                                       farming, wildlife surveys,
                                       habitat restoration,          is approximately 22 miles north of
 • The refuge has seven permanent                                    Cairo, Illinois, and 35 miles south of
 staff                                 law enforcement,
                                       and cultural resource         Carbondale, Illinois.
 • The Cache River and Cypress         monitoring and research.
 Creek Wetland was designated          Management programs
 a “Wetland of International           are coordinated with the
 Importance” (Ramsar site) for its     Illinois Department of
 rich diversity of plant and animal    Natural Resources within
 communities                           the larger watershed
                                       landscape.
 • The refuge contains some of
 the oldest living trees east of the   Recreational
 Mississippi River and harbors 91%     opportunities
 of Illinois’ high-quality swamp       include
 habitat                               environmental
                                       education,
                                       fishing, hunting,
                                       interpretation,
                                       photography,
                                       and wildlife
                                       observation.




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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Illinois River
National Wildlife and Fish Refuges
                                      Refuge Objectives &          wintering areas for          state events. Waterfowl
                                      Opportunities                migratory birds along        hunting is allowed on 750
                                                                   the Mississippi Flyway.      acres.
                                      The Illinois River
                                      Refuges were                 Recreational                 Meredosia National
                                      established to conserve,     opportunities include        Wildlife Refuge also has
                                      restore and manage           environmental                an accessible 1/4 mile
     Quick Facts                      floodplain wetlands and       education, fishing,           foot trail with a deck
                                      bottomland forest for        hunting, interpretation,     overlook. Sport and
 • The Illinois River National        migratory birds and          photography, and wildlife    commercial fishing is
 Wildlife and Fish Refuges is a       other wildlife along         observation.                 allowed on Meredosia
 complex of three refuges totaling    with the conservation                                     Lake.
 about 12,292 acres on the Illinois   of endangered or             Chautauqua National
 River                                threatened species           Wildlife Refuge              Emiquon National
                                      and incidental               programs include             Wildlife Refuge has
 • The Complex includes               fish and wildlife             a ½ mile long                a hiking trail and
 Chautauqua, Emiquon, and             oriented recreational        accessible interpretive      information kiosk.
 Meredosia National Wildlife          development.                 footpath; waterfowl          Hunting and sport fishing
 Refuges. Cameron Billsbach                                        hunting; fishing; and         activities are allowed on
 located near Henry, Illinois is a    Refuge lands are             environmental education.     Emiquon.
 unit of Chautauqua Refuge            managed to serve as a        The refuge staff make
                                      vital link in the chain      a variety of interpretive
 • The refuge units are located in    of resting, feeding, and     presentations at local and
 the Alton, LaGrange, and Peoria
 Navigation Pools of the Illinois
 River Waterway

 • Chautauqua, Meredosia, and
 Emiquon National Wildlife
 Refuges were established in 1936,
 1973, and 1993, respectively

 • Each refuge area is a mix of
 floodplain wetlands, bottomland
 forests, and a small amount of
 upland forest

 • Chautauqua Refuge has              Contact Information
 been designated as a “Globally
 Important Bird Area” and
                                      Lee Albright
 accepted into the “Western
 Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve         19031 E County Road 2110N
 Network”                             Havana, IL 62644
                                      Phone: 309-535-2290
                                      FAX 309-535-3023
                                      E-mail: Lee_Albright@fws.gov
                                      http://midwest.fws.gov/illinoisriver
                                      Directions

                                      The complex headquarters is located 8 miles north of Havana, Illinois, and 30
                                      miles south of Pekin, Illinois, on the Manito Blacktop. Turn onto 1950E. Travel
                                      one mile to 2110N to the visitor center or continue on 1950E for another 1.5 miles
                                      to the Eagle Bluff Access Area for fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.


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                                                                                 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife
Refuge
                                        Refuge Objectives &          structures to provide        Habitat restoration
                                        Opportunities                seasonal wetlands for        work is done to provide
                                                                     migratory birds. By          habitat for fish and
                                        Floodplain forests           allowing these lands to      wildlife and to provide
                                        provide important            flood and re-connect          increased opportunities
                                        habitat for migratory        with the river, the refuge   for the public to engage
                                        birds, as well as resident   contributes to the overall   in wildlife-dependent
       Quick Facts                      wildlife. Former             health of the ecosystem.     outdoor recreation.
                                        agricultural lands within
 • The Middle Mississippi River         the refuge are being         Former agricultural          Recreational
 National Wildlife Refuge was           restored to hardwood         lands are allowed to         opportunities include
 established on May 31, 2000            forests and native           return to forested           environmental
                                        prairies.                    habitat, with the            education, fishing,
 • Refuge lands were purchased in                                    occasional tree plantings    hunting, interpretation,
 response to the great flood of 1993     Where possible, old river    to promote species           photography, and wildlife
                                        channels and swales are      diversity and abundant       observation.
 • The refuge has six divisions -       managed with passive         food for native wildlife.
 Meissner Island, near Valmeyer,        water control
 Illinois; Harlow Island, near
 Festus, Missouri; Beaver Island
 and Horse Island, near Kaskaskia,
 Illinois; Crains Island and
 Rockwood Island, near Rockwood,
 Illinois; and Wilkinson Island, near
 Gorham, Illinois

 • The refuge contains more than
 7,000 acres of land in the states of
 Illinois and Missouri

 • Refuge lands provide access to
 the floodplain for native fish during
 high water stages and create
 a corridor of floodplain forest
 habitat for migratory birds and
 resident wildlife


                                        Contact Information

                                        Project Leader: Robert Cail
                                        1293 Rocky Hollow Road
                                        Rockwood, IL 62280

                                        Phone: 217-224-8580
                                        FAX 217-224-8583
                                        E-mail: Robert_Cail@fws.gov


                                        Directions

                                        Middle Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge headquarters is located approximate-
                                        ly 7 miles south of Chester, Illinois on State Route 3. Turn left on Rocky Hollow
                                        road and travel 0.2 miles, turning left into the headquarters entrance drive.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge

                                         Refuge Objectives &          Other habitat                are sedimentation from
                                         Opportunities                management strategies        the rivers and the local
                                                                      are forest and grassland     watersheds, and invasive
                                         Two Rivers National          restoration, cooperative     species of plants and
                                         Wildlife Refuge is           farming, and controlled      animals.
                                         managed for migratory        burning.
                                         birds, endangered                                         Recreational
     Quick Facts                         species, large river fish     Flooding of the              opportunities include
                                         and wildlife dependent       Mississippi and Illinois     environmental
 • Two Rivers National Wildlife          recreation.                  Rivers is common, so         education, fishing,
 Refuge is comprised of 8,500 acres                                   facilities on the Refuge     hunting, interpretation,
 divided into 5 management units         Refuge managers use          such as roads, parking       photography, and wildlife
 (divisions) situated in 4 counties in   several techniques to        lots, kiosks, dikes and      observation.
 Illinois and Missouri. Refuge lands     mimic the historic water     pump stations are
 lie in US Congressional Districts       level fluctuations of a       designed and built to
 IL-17 and MO-2                          large river floodplain        withstand flooding by the
                                         ecosystem. Water level       rivers.
 • Approximately 30,000 people           manipulation is used to
 visit the Refuge each year for          create habitat conditions    Two major threats to
 recreational purposes.                  inhabited by resident and    wildlife resources on the
                                         migrating water birds.       Refuge
 • Most of Two Rivers Refuge
 is located in the floodplain near        Contact Information
 the confluence of the Illinois
 and Mississippi rivers, 40 miles        Project Leader:
 upstream of St. Louis, Missouri         John Mabery
                                         HC 82, Box 107
 • The refuge provides an                Brussels, IL 62013-9711
 important link in the chain of
 resting, feeding, and wintering         Phone: 618-883-2524
 areas for migratory species using       FAX 618-883-2201
 the Mississippi Flyway, as well         E-mail: john_mabery@fws.gov
 as important habitat for many           http://midwest.fws.gov/tworivers
 resident wildlife species

 • The Refuge was originally             Directions
 established in 1958 as the Brussels
 District of the Mark Twain              From Alton, Illinois: Travel 14 miles
 National Wildlife Refuge. In 2000       west on the Great River Road (Hwy
 the US Fish & Wildlife Service          100) to the Brussels Ferry. Cross the Illinois River. Cross the Illinois River on the
 converted the District into a stand-    Brussels Ferry and continue 4 miles on Illinois River Road (CR-1). Turn right onto
 alone Refuge with the new name of       Hagen Road and follow directional signs to the Refuge Headquarters.
 Two Rivers NWR
                                         From St. Charles County Missouri: Cross the Mississippi River on the Golden Eagle
                                         Ferry. Travel two miles on Ferry Road to the intersection with Mississippi River
                                         Road, then turn right. This road meanders through rolling hills for 3.4 miles to the
                                         intersection with Illinois River Road. Turn right, travel two miles, turn left onto
                                         Hagen Road and follow directional signs to the Refuge Headquarters.




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                                                                                  U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and
Fish Refuge - Savanna District
                                          Refuge Objectives &         island building, bank        Recreational
                                          Opportunities               stabilization, oxygenation   opportunities include
                                                                      of backwaters, and           environmental
                                          Restoring riverine          dredging areas for over-     education, fishing,
                                          habitat is the main focus   wintering fish.               hunting, interpretation,
                                          of management activities.                                photography, wildlife
                                                                      Other programs               observation, and
                                          Resource management         include native prairie       primitive camping.
       Quick Facts                        projects include a mix of
                                          wetland management,
                                                                      restoration, forest
                                                                      management, waterfowl
                                          grassland/forest            banding, invertebrate
 • The Upper Mississippi River            management, and fish         sampling, vegetative
 National Fish and Wildlife Refuge        management.                 monitoring; and surveys
 was established by an Act of                                         for waterfowl, heron
 Congress in June 1924                    Aquatic resource            and egret colonies,
                                          management projects         neotropical birds, eagles,
 • The Savanna District has 9             include active water        marsh, and water birds.
 permanent staff                          level management,
 • The refuge serves as sanctuary
 and a breeding place for migratory
 birds, fish, other wildlife, and plants

 • The refuge is the longest
 (261 miles) river refuge in the
 continental U.S.

 • The refuge lies within Minnesota,
 Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois and is
 composed of four districts: Winona,
 La Crosse, McGregor, and Savanna

 • The Savanna District
 encompasses approximately 64,000
 acres and spans 80 miles of the
 Mississippi River in IA and IL

 • The refuge has 3.7 million annual
 visits, which is the most of any
 national wildlife refuge
                                          Contact Information
 • The refuge has a diverse wildlife
 population including: 306 bird, 119      Ed Britton, District Manager
 fish, 52 mammal, and 42 mussel, 31        7071 Riverview Road
 reptile, and 14 amphibian species        Thomson, IL 61285
 • The refuge is designated a             Phone: 815-273-2732
 Globally Important Bird Area             FAX 815-273-2960
                                          E-mail: ed_britton@fws.gov
 • The floodplains of the Upper            http://www.fws.gov/midwest/UpperMississippiRiver/
 Mississippi River have been
 designated a Ramsar Wetland of
 International Importance                 Directions
 • Up to 50% of the world’s               The Savanna District Office is located south of Savanna, Illinois. From Savanna,
 canvasback ducks use the refuge          head south on Route 84 for 3.5 miles, turn right onto Riverview Road. Travel 0.5
 as stopover habitat during fall          miles to the office and visitor center.
 migration
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Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs
                                        FY 2008 Allocation - Illinois
                                                                                       USFWS, Region 3, FFY 2009 WSFR Funds
                                                                                               State of Illinois, DNR
                                                                                                  (in thousands)
                                                                            National Coastal Wetlands
                                                                                  Grants, 0, 0%
                                                                                                           Boating Infrastructure Grant
                                                                                                             Program, 3,200, 11%
                                                         Clean Vessel Act, 219, 1%
                                                                                                                                  Aquatic Education, 0, 0%


 Contact Information                         Landowner Incentive
                                          Program - Tier II, 766, 2%

                                                 Landowner Incentive
 Jim Hodgson, Chief                             Program - Tier I, 0, 0%                                                                                Sport Fish Restoration,
                                                                                                                                                             8,199, 28%
 Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration
                                                    Endangered Species Grants,
 1 Federal Drive                                             137, 0%
 Ft. Snelling, MN 55111

 Phone: 612-713-5131
 FAX 612-713-5290                                State Wildlife Grants -
 E-mail: Jim_Hodgson@fws.gov                    Apportioned, 4,119, 14%
                                                                                                                                                Boating Access, 4,257, 14%
 http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Feder-
 alAid/                                                  Hunter Education - Sect. 10
                                                            Enhanced, 240, 1%


                                                                                                                                   Hunter Education - Sect. 4c,
                                                                            Wildlife Restoration, 6,994,                                   1,520, 5%
                                                                                       24%




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                                                                              U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Carterville Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Office
                                       Goals & Services             • Restore aquatic           participation in
                                       Provided                     habitat in the Ohio         the Middle Basin
                                                                    River Basin by helping      Work Group as well
                                       Objectives are to:           to establish the Ohio       as assisting with
                                                                    River Basin Fish            monitoring, research,
                                        • Recover fish and           Habitat Partnership         and broodstock
                                        mussel populations          under the National Fish     collection efforts on
                                        protected under the         Habitat Action Plan.        the Middle Mississippi
       Quick Facts                      Endangered Species
                                        Act.                        • Improve Big River
                                                                                                River.

                                                                    habitat on the Upper        • Increase support
 • Office was established in 1981        • Maintain diverse, self-   Mississippi River           for fish and wildlife
                                        sustaining populations      by working with the         conservation as well as
 • Three permanent staff                of fish and other aquatic    U.S. Army Corps of          improving the health
                                        organisms and habitats.     Engineers and other         of kids and adults by
 • Geographic area served includes                                  partners to complete        connecting people with
 the parts of Illinois, Indiana, and    • Enhance recreational      and evaluate habitat        nature.
 Ohio that are in the Mississippi       fishing opportunities on     enhancement projects.
 and Ohio River basins                  Service and Department                                  • Conduct outreach to
                                        of Defense lands.           • Minimize range            raise public awareness
                                                                    expansions and prevent      of aquatic nuisance
                                        • Facilitate fish            transfer of aquatic         species.
                                        spawning by working         nuisance species such
                                        to identify key habitats    as Asian carp between
                                        and then using the          the Great Lakes and
                                        National Fish Passage       Mississippi River.
                                        Program to bypass or
                                        remove barriers to fish      • Assist with recovery
                                        movements.                  of endangered pallid
                                                                    sturgeon through



                                                                       Contact Information

                                                                       Project Leader: Rob Simmonds
                                                                       9053 Route 148, Suite A
                                                                       Marion, IL 62959

                                                                       Phone: 618-997-6869
                                                                       FAX 618-997-9185
                                                                       E-mail: rob_simmonds@fws.gov


                                                                       Directions

                                                                       From I-57, take exit 54b toward Carbondale
                                                                       (west) onto State Route 13. Proceed 3.2 miles
                                                                       to State Route 148 and turn left (south). Pro-
                                                                       ceed 1.2 miles and look for our office on the
                                                                       right just after crossing Old Route 13.




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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Large Rivers Coordination Office

                                       Goals & Services          fishery resources and         Species (ANS) Task
                                       Provided                  related recreation.          Force Regional
                                                                                              Mississippi River Basin
                                       Objectives are to:        • Improve                    Panel on (ANS).
                                                                 communication and
                                        • Improve basin          coordination among           • Publish River
                                        wide networking          entities responsible         Crossings, a national
                                        and coordinating         for fisheries resource        news letter on riverine
     Quick Facts                        mechanisms.              management.                  ecology, conservation,
                                                                                              and management.
                                        • Develop an             • Serves as
 • Established in 1992                  information              Coordinator/Executive        • Establish programs
                                        management program       Secretary for the            to address basin-wide
 • One permanent staff                  based on standardized    Mississippi Interstate       interjurisdictional rivers
                                        methods.                 Cooperative Resource         management issues.
 • Ninety-three inter-jurisdictional                             Association (MICRA).
 rivers in the Mississippi River        • Determine and
 Basin                                  document the             • Serves as
                                        socioeconomic value      Coordinator/Executive
                                        of interjurisdictional   Secretary for the
                                                                  Aquatic Nuisance



                                                                  Contact Information

                                                                  Project Leader: Greg Conover
                                                                  9053 Route 148
                                                                  Marion, Illinois 62959

                                                                  Phone: 618-997-6869
                                                                  FAX 618-997-9185
                                                                  E-mail: greg_conover@fws.gov
                                                                  http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Fisheries/offices/site-
                                                                  largerivers.htm

                                                                  Directions

                                                                  From I-57, take exit 54b toward Carbondale (west)
                                                                  onto State Route 13. Proceed 3.2 miles to State
                                                                  Route 148 and turn left (south). Proceed 1.2 miles
                                                                  and look for our office on the right just after cross-
                                                                  ing Old Route 13.




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                                                                                 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Illinois Private Lands Office
                                       Goals & Services              FWS project leaders          Program Benefits
                                       Provided                      within the state and their
                                                                     supervisors, and the         Highlights include:
                                       The Illinois Private          Division of Partners for
                                       Lands Office serves            Fish and Wildlife.           • Increased
                                       as the primary FWS                                         wildlife abundance
                                       Private Lands/Partners        The office reviews and        and protection of
                                       for Fish and Wildlife         recommends actions on        endangered species
                                       Coordinator in the state.     all FWS involvement
       Quick Facts                                                   with Farm Bill               • Enhanced wildlife
                                       The office provides            conservaiton programs,       diversity
 • Office was established in 1981       technical and financial        wetlands protection
                                       assistance to landowners      legislation, and executive   • Invasive species
 • Three permanent staff               and partners to restore       orders.                      control
                                       and enhance fish and
 • Geographic area served includes     wildlife habitat on private   The office develops           • Improved soil, water
 the parts of Illinois, Indiana, and   lands.                        partnerships and joint       and air quality
 Ohio that are in the Mississippi                                    ventures with State
 and Ohio River basins                 The office serves as           Offices, NRCS, FSA, and       • Increased recreational
                                       the liaison between all       private landowners, to       opportunities
                                                                     benefit fish and wildlife
                                                                     by enhancing and             • Broad coalition of
                                                                     restoring habitat.           partnerships supporting
                                                                                                  voluntary habitat
                                                                     The office works with         restoration on private
                                                                     Service project leaders      lands
                                                                     to ensure ascertainment,
                                                                     acquisition, and provide
                                                                     management assistance
                                                                     so that Service projects
                                                                     on private lands proceed
                                                                     in a timely manner.




                                       Contact Information

                                       Project Leader: Gwen Kolb
                                       1 Natural Resources Way
                                       Springfield, IL 62702

                                       Phone: 217-557-4474
                                       FAX 217-782-4814
                                       E-mail: gwen_kolb@fws.gov
                                       http://www.fws.gov/midwest/partners/illinois.html

                                       Directions

                                       Take I-55 to exit 100B.
                                       Turn right onto I-55 Business/N. Peoria Rd.
                                       Turn left onto Taintor Rd. Turn left into Gate 7(N. 8th Street Rd.).
                                       The building is on the right (office is located in the Illinois Department of Natu-
                                       ral Resources Building situated on the Illinois State Fairgrounds).


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Chicago Ecological Services Field Office
                                     Success and                   • Work with regional        • Develop settlement
                                     Opportunities                 partners on green           agreements and habitat
                                                                   infrastructure              restoration plans for
                                     Objectives are to:            planning for Chicago        contaminant-injured fish
                                                                   metropolitan area.          and wildlife to restore
                                      • Provide leadership                                     lost resource values.
                                      and support to               • Assist public and
                                      Chicago Wilderness,          private landowners with
                                      an alliance of over 230      habitat restoration.
     Quick Facts                      organizations working
                                      to conserve and restore      • Work with schools,
 • The Chicago Ecological Services    the region’s biodiversity.   park and forest
 Field Office was established in                                    preserve districts,
 1991                                 • Lead recovery              and other partners to
                                      planning efforts             provide programs that
 • 10 permanent staff                 for Hine’s emerald           help children and adults
                                      dragonfly and eastern         connect with nature.
 • Area covered includes              prairie fringed orchid.
 northeastern Illinois counties
 of Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane,
 DuPage, and Will

 • Program areas include
                                                                                Contact Information
 Environmental Education,
 Conservation Planning Assistance,
                                                                                Project Leader: Janice Engle
 Endangered Species, Partners
                                                                                1250 S. Grove Ave., Suite 103
 for Fish and Wildlife, and
                                                                                Barrington, IL 60010
 Environmental Contaminants
                                                                                Phone: 847-381-2253
                                                                                FAX 847-381-2285
                                                                                E-mail: janice_engle@fws.gov
                                                                                http://midwest.fws.gov/chicago

                                                                                Directions

                                                                                From westbound I-90 exit north onto
                                                                                Barrington Road, proceed 5 miles,
                                                                                after stoplight at Dundee Road turn
                                                                                right (east) on Cornell, Chicago ESFO
                                                                                is in second office building on the right
                                                                                on corner of Cornell and Grove.

                                                                                From eastbound I-90 exit north at IL
                                                                                Rt. 59, proceed north 5 miles, turn
                                                                                right (east) at stoplight on Dundee
                                                                                Road, go 1 mile to stoplight at Bar-
                                                                                rington Road, turn left (north) and
                                                                                proceed ½ mile to Cornnell, turn right
                                                                                (east) on Cornell, Chicago ESFO is in
                                                                                second office building on the right on
                                                                                corner of Cornell and Grove.




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                                                                              U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Rock Island Ecological Services Field Office

                                       Goals and Services          prairie fringed orchid in   Habitat restoration at
                                       Provided                    Iowa and the decurrent      Superfund sites and
                                                                   false aster in Illinois.    with oil and hazardous
                                       The Rock Island ESFO :                                  spill response and
                                                                   • Consults with             prevention.
                                       • Works with federal        federal agencies to
                                       agencies, five states, and   minimize and eliminate      • Partners with
      Quick Facts                      other Service programs      the impacts of their        landowners to restore
                                       to protect and restore      programs on fish             habitats on private land.
 • Established in 1978                 fish and wildlife habitats   and wildlife habitats.      Example: Restored over
                                       of the Upper Mississippi    Examples: Clean Water       8000 acres of wildlife
 • Nine permanent staff                River. Example: The         Act section 404 permits,    habitat in Illinois since
                                       U.S. Army Corps of          Federal Highway             1987.
 • Work area includes Iowa,            Engineers’ Upper            Administration
 Illinois (outside the Chicago area)   Mississippi and Illinois    and USDA Natural
 and the Upper Mississippi River       Rivers Navigation           Resources Conservation
 bordering Illinois                    and Environmental           Service programs.
                                       Sustainability Program.
 • Supervises the Marion, Illinois,                                • Works with federal
 Ecological Services Sub-Office         • Partners with             regulatory agencies
                                       federal, state, and local   and partners to
                                       partners to protect         identify, evaluate, and
                                       federally threatened        eliminate environmental
                                       and endangered species.     contaminant problems
                                       Examples: Working           affecting fish and
                                       to recover the eastern      wildlife. Example:


                                                                                Contact Information

                                                                                Project Leader: Richard C. Nelson
                                                                                1511 47th Avenue,
                                                                                Moline, Illinois 61265

                                                                                Phone: 309-757- 5800 ext. 201
                                                                                FAX 309-757-5807
                                                                                Email: richard_c_nelson@fws.gov
                                                                                http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Rock-
                                                                                Island

                                                                                Directions

                                                                                • From I-74, take Exit 5
                                                                                • At exit 5, take John Deer Road
                                                                                west to 16th Street
                                                                                • Turn left (south) on 16th Street
                                                                                • Turn right (west) on 47th Avenue.
                                                                                Office is on the right at the end of
                                                                                the street




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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Marion Ecological Services Sub-Office

                                  Goals and Services          with hunting, fishing,      develop consistency
                                  Provided                    nature viewing and         in the conservation
                                                              other compatible           and recovery of
                                  Objectives are to:          activities.                pallid sturgeon in the
                                                                                         Mississippi River and
                                   • Apply Strategic          • Work with partners       Lower Missouri River.
                                   Habitat Conservation       to protect and recover
                                   and Landscape Planning     the endangered pallid      • Provide expert
     Quick Facts                   principles to the          sturgeon, least tern and   technical assistance to
                                   protection, restoration    Indiana bat.               the U.S. Forest Service
 • Established in 1980             and enhancement of                                    to conserve and protect
                                   fish and wildlife habitat   • Provide expert           endangered species
 • One permanent staff             on the lower 300 miles     technical assistance       and migratory birds on
                                   of Upper Mississippi       for restoration and        the Shawnee National
 • Supervised by the Field         River.                     management.                Forest.
 Supervisor, Rock Island Field
 Office                             • Participate with the     • Provide expertise in     • Provide expert
                                   Middle Mississippi         developing monitoring      technical assistance
                                   River Partnership          plans and proposals that   to federal agencies
                                   to conserve fish and        impact threatened and      and private companies
                                   wildlife and their         endangered species.        seeking to develop
                                   habitats, as well as                                  energy resources within
                                   promote economic           • Coordination with        the state of Illinois.
                                   development associated     multiple entities to



                                                                           Contact Information

                                                                           Project Leader: Joyce A. Collins
                                                                           8588 Route 148
                                                                           Marion, Illinois 62959

                                                                           Phone: 618-997-3344, ext. 340
                                                                           FAX 618-997-8961
                                                                           E-mail: joyce_collins@fws.gov
                                                                           http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Marion

                                                                           Directions

                                                                           • Starting from I-57, Exit 54B (Car-
                                                                           bondale exit)
                                                                           • Drive west on IL State Route 13 to
                                                                           intersection with IL state Route 148
                                                                           (approximately 4 miles)
                                                                           • Drive south on IL State Route 148 to
                                                                           Pigeon Creek Road (1.8 miles)
                                                                           • Drive west on Pigeon Creek Road 0.3
                                                                           miles, then turn south on Headquarters
                                                                           Road
                                                                           • The Marion, Illinois Ecological Ser-
                                                                           vice Sub-Office is collocated with Crab
                                                                           Orchard National Wildlife Refuge with
                                                                           offices in the refuge’s administration
                                                                           building


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                                                                          U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Chicago Law Enforcement Field Office
                                   Goals & Services            as those violations          • Promote awareness of,
                                   Provided                    involving commercial         and support for, federal
                                                               exploitation and/or          wildlife laws and the
                                   Objectives are to:          habitat destruction and      role of law enforcement
                                                               modification.                 in protecting our wildlife
                                    • Protect and conserve                                  resources and heritage.
                                    native and foreign         • Investigate violations
                                    wildlife through the       that involve wild
                                    enforcement of federal     populations of species
      Quick Facts                   laws.                      protected by state,
                                                               Federal or foreign
 • Established in 1976              • Promote and              laws, with emphasis on
                                    encourage voluntary        interstate and foreign
 • Nine permanent staff             compliance with federal    commercial exploitation.
                                    wildlife laws through
 • The Chicago Field Office is       public education and the   • Provide support
 administered by the Springfield,    creation of a deterrent    and assistance to
 IL, Resident Agent in Charge       effect.                    enforcement activities
                                                               on Service lands, such
                                    • Investigate violations   as National Wildlife
                                    that have a significant     Refuges, and to other
                                    impact on wild             federal agencies on
                                    populations of federally   lands they manage.
                                    protected species, such




                                                                            Contact Information

                                                                            Special Agents
                                                                            10600 Higgins Road, Suite 200
                                                                            Rosemont, IL 60018

                                                                            Phone: 847 298-3250
                                                                            FAX 847 298-7669


                                                                            Directions

                                                                            • Take I-190E
                                                                            • Go north on Mannheim Road via
                                                                            Exit 2A
                                                                            • Turn left onto Higgins Road
                                                                            • Turn right at first set of lights into
                                                                            the parking lot




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Springfield Law Enforcement Office
                                    Goals & Services            as those violations        • Promote awareness of,
                                    Provided                    involving commercial       and support for, federal
                                                                exploitation and/or        wildlife laws and the
                                    Objectives are to:          habitat destruction and    role of law enforcement
                                                                modification.               in protecting our wildlife
                                     • Protect and conserve                                resources and heritage.
                                     native and foreign         • Investigate violations
                                     wildlife through the       that involve wild
                                     enforcement of federal     populations of species
     Quick Facts                     laws.                      protected by state
                                                                or foreign laws, with
 • Established in 1996               • Promote and              emphasis on interstate
                                     encourage voluntary        and foreign commercial
 • Three permanent staff (two        compliance with federal    exploitation.
 special agents)                     wildlife laws through
                                     public education and the   • Provide support
 • The Springfield Resident Agent     creation of a deterrent    and assistance to
 in Charge Office also administers    effect.                    enforcement activities
 Law Enforcement Field Offices in                                on Service lands, such
 Chicago, IL; Independence, MO;      • Investigate violations   as National Wildlife
 St. Louis, MO; and Indianapolis,    that have a significant     Refuges, and to other
 IN                                  impact on wild             federal agencies on
                                     populations of federally   lands they manage.
                                     protected species, such




                                                                             Contact Information

                                                                             Resident Agent in Charge
                                                                             1499 Bradfordton Road
                                                                             Springfield, IL 62711

                                                                             Phone: 217-793-9554
                                                                             FAX 217-793-2835
                                                                             http://midwest.fws.gov

                                                                             Directions

                                                                             • Take exit 93 on I-72
                                                                             • Go north on Hwy 4 (S. Veterans Hwy)
                                                                             • Go approximately 5 miles and turn
                                                                             left on W. Jefferson Street (Hwy 97)
                                                                             • Go approximately 2 miles and turn
                                                                             left on to N. Bradfordton Rd.
                                                                             • Turn into parking lot on right




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                                                                                 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Chicago Wildlife Inspection Office

                                      Goals & Services               • Promote and
                                      Provided                       encourage voluntary
                                                                     compliance with
                                      Objectives are to:             federal wildlife
                                                                     laws through public
                                       • Protect and conserve        education and
                                       native and foreign            the creation of a
      Quick Facts                      wildlife through the          deterrent effect.
                                       enforcement of federal
 • Established in 1976                 laws.

 • Nine permanent staff
 (Shared w/ Chicago LE office)

 • (Located w/ Chicago Law
 Enforcement office)
                                      Contact Information
 • The Chicago Office also
 administers Wildlife Inspector       Supervisory Wildlife Inspector
 Field Offices in Minneapolis, Minn.   10600 Higgins Road, Suite 200
 and Detroit, Mich., Port Huron.      Chicago, IL 60018

                                      Phone: 847 298-3250
                                      FAX 847 298-7669
                                      http://midwest.fws.gov


                                      Directions

                                      • Take I-190E
                                      • Go north on Mannheim Road via Exit 2A
                                      • Turn left onto Higgins Road
                                      • Turn right at first set of lights into the parking lot




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Illinois Office Directory
Crab Orchard National Wildlife         Upper Mississippi River National         Rock Island Ecological Services
Refuge                                 Wildlife and Fish Refuge                 Office
Dan Frisk, Project Leader              Savannah District                        Richard C. Nelson, Project Leader
8588 Route 148                         Ed Britton, District Manager             1511 47th Avenue,
Marion, IL 62959                       7071 Riverview Road                      Moline, Illinois 61265
Phone: 618-997-3344                    Thomson, IL 61285                        Phone: 309-757- 5800 ext. 201
FAX 618-997-8961                       Phone: 815-273-2732                      FAX 309-757-5807
E-mail: Dan_Frisk@fws.gov              FAX 815-273-2960                         Email: richard_c_nelson@fws.gov
http://midwest.fws.gov/craborchard     E-mail: ed_britton@fws.gov               http://www.fws.gov/midwest/RockIs-
                                       http://www.fws.gov/midwest/UpperMis-     land
Cypress Creek National Wildlife        sissippiRiver/
Refuge                                                                          Marion Ecological Services
Mike Brown, Project Leader             Carterville Fish and Wildlife            Sub-office
0137 Rustic Campus Drive               Conservation Office                       Joyce A. Collins, Project Leader
Ullin, IL 62992                        Rob Simmonds, Project Leader             8588 Route 148
Phone: 618-634-2231                    9053 Route 148, Suite A                  Marion, Illinois 62959
FAX 618-634-9656                       Marion, IL 62959                         Phone: 618-997-3344, ext. 340
E-mail: Mike_Brown@fws.gov             Phone: 618-997-6869                      FAX 618-997-8961
http://midwest.fws.gov/cypresscreek    FAX 618-997-9185                         E-mail: joyce_collins@fws.gov
                                       E-mail: rob_simmonds@fws.gov             http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Marion
Illinois River National Wildlife and   http://www.fws.gov/Midwest/Carter-
Fish Refuges                           ville/                                   Chicago Law Enforcement Field
Lee Albright, Project Leader                                                    Office
19031 E County Road 2110N              Large Rivers Fisheries Coordination      Supervisory Wildlife Inspector
Havana, IL 62644                       Office                                    10600 Higgins Road, Suite 200
Phone: 309-535-2290                    Greg Conover, Project Leader             Rosemont, IL 60018
FAX 309-535-3023                       9053 Route 148                           Phone: 847 298-3250
E-mail: Lee_Albright@fws.gov           Marion, Illinois 62959                   FAX 847 298-7669
http://midwest.fws.gov/illinoisriver   Phone: 618-997-6869                      http://midwest.fws.gov
                                       FAX 618-997-9185
Middle Mississippi River National      E-mail: greg_conover@fws.gov             Springfield Law Enforcement Field
Wildlife Refuge                        http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Fisheries/    Office
Robert Cail, Project Leader            offices/site-largerivers.htm              Resident Agent in Charge
1293 Rocky Hollow Road                                                          1499 Bradfordton Road
Rockwood, IL 62280                     Illinois Private Lands Office             Springfield, IL 62711
Phone: 618-763-4420                    Gwen Kolb, Project Leader                Phone: 217-793-9554
FAX 618-763-4424                       1 Natural Resources Way                  FAX 217-793-2835
E-mail: Robert_Cail@fws.gov            Springfield, IL 62702                     http://midwest.fws.gov
http://midwest.fws.gov/middlemissis-   Phone: 217-557-4474
sippiriver                             FAX 217-782-4814
                                                                                Chicago Wildlife Inspection Office
                                       E-mail: gwen_kolb@fws.gov
                                       http://www.fws.gov/midwest/partners/     Supervisory Wildlife Inspector:
Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge    illinois.html                            10600 Higgins Road, Suite 200
John Mabery, Project Leader                                                     Chicago, IL 60018
HC 82, Box 107                         Chicago Ecological Services Office        Phone: 847 298-3250
Brussels, IL 62013-9711                Janice Engle, Project Leader             FAX 847 298-7669
Phone: 618-883-2524                    1250 S. Grove Ave., Suite 103            http://midwest.fws.gov
FAX 618-883-2201                       Barrington, IL 60010
E-mail: john_mabery@fws.gov            Phone: 847-381-2253
http://midwest.fws.gov/tworivers       FAX 847-381-2285
                                       E-mail: janice_engle@fws.gov
                                       http://midwest.fws.gov/chicago




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                                 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service




2010 State Briefing Book

Tom Melius
Regional Director
E-mail: tom_melius@fws.gov

Charles Wooley
Deputy Regional Director
E-mail: charles_wooley@fws.gov


BHW Federal Building
1 Federal Drive
Ft. Snelling, MN 55111
Phone: 612-713-5301
FAX 612-713-5284
http://midwest.fws.gov

								
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