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Conservation Congress

Conservation Congress 2014 – The Results

Conservation Congress 2014: Charting a Course to Protect and Preserve Our Natural Resources was held in Springfield on April 11 and 12. The event featured panel discussions on the agency’s role as conserver of Illinois’ natural resources and the future of apex predators in Illinois. In addition, IDNR staff facilitated 12 breakout sessions with members of the public providing their recommendations to move issues forward.

For the first time in Conservation Congress history, IDNR gave members of the public an opportunity to watch a live webcast of the event. Check out the videos below to learn more and follow the discussion by viewing the full agenda.
Conservation Congress agenda

April 11, 2014 Video
Preserving & Protecting Our Natural Resources Through Advocacy & Regulation (panel discussion)

April 12, 2014 Video
The Results of the Breakout Sessions & Apex Predators in Illinois: Now and in the Future (panel discussion)

You can also see how the Conservation Congress attendees voted on the breakout session recommendations.
See the results.

IDNR continues its efforts to increase public participation in its endeavors and is inviting the public to offer feedback on the recommendations. Our Online Submittal form is available until May 23, 2014.

In the lead up to Conservation Congress 2014, IDNR hosted a number of activities to involve the public in the work of the agency including: regional meetings throughout Illinois; an online survey; and a series of live, interactive webcasts called "Thursdays with IDNR."

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