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Conservation Congress

At Conservation Congress, on October 24 and 25 at the IDNR Headquarters in Springfield, about 150 participants reviewed, proposed and prioritized recommendations to elected and appointed Illinois officials on: Youth Recruitment and Retention, Access to Private Lands, and Conservation Funding.

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Executive Summary of the new Conservation Congress - October 24-25, 2009 empty

Reports of committees of the Natural Resources Advisory Board, with recommendations presented and considered at Conservation Congress on October 24 and 25, are available:
Access to Private Lands EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Access to Private Lands FULL REPORT

Youth Recruitment and Retention EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Youth Recruitment and Retention FULL REPORT
Youth Recruitment and Retention POWERPOINT PRESENTATION (PDF)

Conservation Funding EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Conservation Funding FULL REPORT

Schedule for Conservation Congress October 24 and 25 is here.
Conservation Congress Process POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

Online Constituent Survey Results POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

Conservation Congress Links

Message From Director
Policy Areas:
  Youth Recruitment and   Retention
  Access to Private Lands
  Conservation Funding
Natural Resources Advisory Board
Leave No Child Inside
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The mission of the Illinois Conservation Congress is to propose and advocate actions that can be taken by elected and appointed officials to protect and conserve the natural resources of the State of Illinois, and ensure through professional management that sustainable use, recreational opportunities and enjoyment of these resources is available for this and future generations.
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