Illinois Wildlife Action Plan (IWAP) is a set of strategic documents designed
to guide the conservation of wildlife species and their habitats for the people
of Illinois. The Action Plan focuses
primarily on non-game species and is administered by the Illinois Department of
Natural Resources (IDNR). The IWAP was
established in 2005, and updated in 2015, with the assistance of conservation
partners throughout the State of Illinois.
Illinois Wildlife Action Plan Program is housed within the Division of Natural
Heritage although Plan activities occur throughout IDNR and in partnering
organizations. The Program is designed
to coordinate and facilitate all aspects of the IWAP including development and
updates to the Action Plan documents, communication and engagement with
partners about plan initiatives, evaluation and tracking of implementation
activities, providing guidance to improve implementation, conducting
conservation status reviews for Species in Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN)
and their habitats, and identifying research needs and approaches to meet them.
For more information contact Leon Hinz Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org.
This webpage is currently under revision.