Jordan Hammersley has made his living outdoors. And he’s anxious to spread his love of nature and wildlife to the youth of southern Illinois.
The Southeastern Illinois College Board of Trustees met last week to approvemultiple courses and a new program that will have national appeal -- Outfitters and Wildlife Management (OWL). This program is a reinvention of SIC’s Game... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding Illinois citizens to leave baby birds and wild animals alone. During the breeding season, well-meaning people may believe they are helping by taking possession of young wildlife such as young rabbits, fawn deer, baby birds and... Read More.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake continues the “Small World” series with the program, “Wildlife Winter Homes.” Join Park Rangers as we learn about where our favorite creatures spend the cold winter months. The day will include hands-on activities, like building... Read More.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer farmers and ranchers more opportunities to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The announcement includes new CRP practices to protect water quality and adds an additional 1.1 million... Read More.
Free activities for children and families will give Illinois State Fair visitors a chance to sample the great outdoors in Illinois at Conservation World at this year’s state fair on Aug. 12-21 in Springfield. Conservation World is a 30-acre park with grass, shade trees, and... Read More.