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Upper Quiver Lake, a backwater of the Illinois River, near Havana, IL.

Picture of Upper Quiver Lake, a backwater of the Illinois River, near Havana, IL taken during the summer of 2012

Illinois River Biological Station

The Illinois Natural History Survey's Illinois River Biological Station is one of six stations of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP), funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and administered by the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Onalaska, Wisconsin.  Staff here also coordinate the Long Term Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio, and Wabash Rivers Fish Population Monitoring Program (LTEF), fish and vegetation monitoring and research at the Emiquon Preserve, and zooplankton research project concerning effects of invasive species (Asian carp) on native ecosystems.  

The Illinois River Biological Station (IRBS) is supported by the Division of Ecology and Conservation Sciences, Illinois Natural History Survey; Illinois Department of Natural Resources; U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through the Upper Mississippi River Restoration-Environmental Management Program (UMRR-EMP); and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through Sport Fish & Wildlife Restoration grants.

IRBS staff also coordinate and undertake various other research programs focusing on large river ecosystems



Illinois River Biological Station staff, Fall 2014.  Pictured in front, left to right:  Andrea Fritts, Daniel Gibson-Reinemer, April Burgett, Rich Pendleton, and Collin Hinz. Pictured in back, left to right: T.D. Vanmiddlesworth, Jason DeBoer, Mark Fritts, Andy Casper, Levi Solomon, and Doyn Kellerhals


Illinois River Biological Station technicians and interns, Summer 2014.  Pictured on top, left to right:  Cassidy Miles, Chelsea Gilliland, Katie Bradshaw, Josh Bruegge, and Matt Anchor.  Pictured on bottom, left to right:  Madeleine VanMiddlesworth, Trincy Nyswonger, Ben Kreitner, Ashley Stanley, David Weyers, Patrick Kennedy, and Chris Schwinghamer. 

Illinois River Biological Station

Illinois Natural History Survey

1816 South Oak Street, MC 652
Champaign, IL 61820

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