Science at Emiquon: Restoring a “Wetland of Dreams”
Nature Conservancy - Science
MARCH 14, 2013
Today, hundreds of thousands of coots and other waterfowl flock to Emiquon Preserve. It’s now Emiquon Preserve , a 6,600-acre project on the Illinois River that is one of the largest floodplain restoration projects in the Midwest. Each March, the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Therkilsden Field Station at Emiquon—the preserve’s flagship research center—convenes a gathering of researchers to share results from their studies. Just eight years ago, this was a cornfield.