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Wildlife Volunteers


Division of Wildlife Resources
Office of Resource Conservation

The Division of Wildlife Resources has occasional needs for volunteer field workers to help with the following:

  • Controlled prairie burns - February & March
  • Furbearer census routes - March
  • Habitat establishment and maintenance - March - June
  • Canada Goose banding - June
  • The Springfield office needs volunteers, at various times, to do filing, copying and map hanging.

Qualifications include good health, an interest in working outdoors and the ability to work odd hours. If you would like to know more about volunteer opportunities with wildlife resources, contact:

  • Region 1, 2 & 3 Administrator
    Dan Ludwig
    2050 W. Stearns Rd.
    Bartlett, IL 60103
    or email

  • Region 1, 4 & 5 Administrator
    Ed Zwicker
    4521 Alton Commerce Parkway
    Alton, IL. 62002
    or email

For more information, please contact:

  • Mark Alessi, Division Chief (Acting)
    IDNR Division of Wildlife
    1 Natural Resources Way
    Springfield, IL 62702
    or email

To read the mission of the Division of Wildlife Resources and to view a list of our programs go to: