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Johnsburg Walmart USACE Wetland Enhancement and Mitigation Area

The Johnsburg Walmart has a complicated system on natural and enhanced wetlands, and linked BMPS to ensure water quality. In addition to the wetlands, native woodlands and prairie are restored and planted to ensure a high quality environment. In this project, PRI takes special care to monitor the area for the endangered Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii), which has habitat created for it within the property. This site has become a local birding destination, where it is not uncommon to see Sandhill cranes (Grus Canadensis) in close proximity. For this project, PRI monitors the health and overall success of the natural areas through meander and transect methodologies.

Location

Johnsburg, Illinois

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