Kankakee River Area Assessment

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The Kakankee River Area Assessment examines an area situated along the Kankakee River in eastern Illinois. Because significant natural community and species diversity is found in the area, it has been designated a state Resource Rich Area.

This report is part of a series of reports on the areas of Illinois where a public-private membership has been formed. These assessments provide information on the natural and human resources of the areas as a basis for managing and improving their ecosystems. The determination of the programs on Illinois are the result of three processes--the Critical Trends Assessment Program, the Conservation Congress, and the Water Resource and Land Use Priorities Task Force.


This report is the first of 5 volumes of reports about the Kankakee River Area.

A paper copy of it was donated to Olivet Nazarene University by the Black family. Benner Library's Digital Initiatives staff found the original content online and is providing a link to that source.

J.R. Black was an advocate for the conservation of the Kankakee River and spent many years collecting data and working with multiple organizations to preserve the Kankakee River Valley.

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