Illinois Ozarks

Bluff Lands Corridor Vital to Wildlife as Climate Warms

August 5, 2011 clifftop CliffNotes

landscape & road, D. FitzWilliam

A recent report, commissioned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, makes the strongest case yet of the crucial importance of our Mississippi River bluff corridor for the long-term vitality of wildlife in the state. The Illinois Chapter of The Nature Conservancy’s May 2011 report —Adapting Conservation to a Changing Climate: An Update to the […]


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Festival of the Bluffs ~~ Hikes, Displays, Music, Food…FUN!

May 1, 2009 clifftop CliffNotes

Big Prairie, Fults NP, M. Kemper

Monroe County boasts the greatest contiguous swath of hill prairies in the Midwest.  The largest complex, at Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve, has been designated a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Park Service.  One of only 600 such Landmarks in the U.S., Fults Hill Prairie’s recognition is testimony to its enduring value in the […]


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