Environmental Inventory and Assessment of Navigation Pools 24, 25, and 26 Upper Mississippi and Lower Illinois Rivers; Floodplain Animals and Their Habitats.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV AT CARBONDALE COOPERATIVE WILDLIFE RESEARCH LAB
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Objectives of the study were to develop a comprehensive bibliography of literature pertaining to animals and their habitats to inventory the mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, macroinvertebrates of public health significance, and habitats of the lower Illinois and upper Mississippi River floodplains to describe rare and endangered species present to evaluate fauna for public health, economic, scientific, and aesthetic purposed to examine the effects of periodic inundation on floodplain animal life and to assess the effects of pool regulation, bank revetment, wing dike maintenance, and disposal of dredged material on wildlife. Seven study sites were selected along the two rivers.