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Natural Resources Awareness Tool for Applicators

Toward the end of the growing season in 2017, IDNR began receiving injury reports on plants, especially oak trees, that could potentially be attributed to drift and volatilization from agricultural herbicide application on surrounding lands.

IDNR is responsible for preserving and protecting the state’s natural resources for present and future generations. By bringing awareness to the importance of these resources in Illinois, IDNR strives to strengthen the partnership between all stewards and stakeholders within the natural resources and agricultural communities.

Due to the number of reports and apparent widespread effects to natural areas, IDNR developed this online mapping tool identifying the location of the state’s natural areas, threatened and endangered species, and other sensitive areas to assist landowners, producers, and applicators with pre-application planning of herbicides and pesticides, to help prevent and manage off-target drift.