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  1. Illinois DNR
  2. Conservation
  3. Illinois Wildlife Action Plan

Kankakee Sands

Kankakee Sands - Pembroke Savannas - Kankakee River - Momence Wetlands Area

Protected Lands - Iroquois County State Fish & Wildlife Area, The Nature Conservancy properties

Objectives - Restore and manage an additional 10,000 acres of black oak sand savanna, sand prairie and sand flatwoods within the Kankakee Sands Section; restore and manage 2,000 acres in the Momence Wetlands; restore in-stream habitat and natural process in the Kankakee River in Illinois and Indiana, especially issues of sand bed and sediment load.

Key Actions - work across state boundaries to restore channelized streams, stabilize stream banks, manage drainage practices to moderate water flows, and develop minimum flow standards; protect and restore remnant savanna, sand prairie and wetland habitat.

Partners - Illinois Department of Natural Resources, State of Indiana, The Nature Conservancy, Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, Northern Illinois Anglers Association.

Green River

Lower Fox River

Kankakee Sands - Pembroke Savannas - Kankakee River - Momence Wetlands Area