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Illinois in the 21st Century: The Scientific Surveys
Partnertships for Solving Problems


Illinois Natural History Survey
Illinois Natural History Survey
Dr. David L. Thomas, Chief
607 E. Peabody Dr.

Champaign, IL 61820-7495
217/333-6880
www.inhs.uiuc.edu



Illinois State Geological Survey
Illinois State Geological Survey
Dr. William W. Shilts, Chief
615 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820-7495
217/333-4747
www.isgs.uiuc.edu


Illinois State Water Survey
Illinois State Water Survey
Dr. Derek Winstanley, Chief
2204 Griffith Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820-7495

217/333-2210
www.sws.uiuc.edu


Illinois Waste Management and Research Center

Illinois Waste Management and
Research Center
Dr. George Vander Velde, Director
One E. Hazelwood Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820-7495
217/333-8940
www.wmrc.uiuc.edu




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Multidisciplinary research, a strategy encouraged in federal and state agencies to deal with modern natural resource and environmental management issues, has been a fact in Illinois for more than 100 years. The significant investment by the State of Illinois in developing the Scientific Surveys over the past century has paid handsome dividends:
  • high agricultural productivity
  • greater protection of the environment
  • lower costs for environmental cleanups
  • substantial federal support

The Scientific Surveys stand ready to provide the unbiased scientific information needed by tomorrow's decision-makers to solve the complex, multi-faceted problems that Illinois will face in the next century.

Some current
Partnerships
The Surveys maintain strong links with local, state, and federal agencies, and solid partnerships with Illinois business, industry, and schools and universities:
Business and Industry
Navistar
Illinois Farm Bureau
Motorola
Illinois Association of Aggregate

     Producers
Electric Power Research Institute
Illinois Manufacturing Extension

     Center
Farnsworth & Wylie
Hanson Engineers
Caterpillar
Kankakee County Economic

     Development Council
Northern Illinois Water Corporation

Nongovernmental Organizations
The Nature Conservancy
Chicago Wilderness
Ecosystem Partnerships
The Wetlands Initiative
Citizens for a Better Environment
Great Lakes Regional Pollution

     Prevention Roundtable
Heartland Water Resources Council
Air and Waste Management

     Association
Illinois Lake Management

     Association
Illinois Groundwater Consortium

Universities
University of Illinois at

     Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
Eastern Illinois University
Western Illinois University
Southern Illinois University at

     Carbondale
Southern Illinois University at

     Edwardsville
Northern Illinois University
De Paul University
Northeastern Illinois University
Local Governments
Villages of Grafton, Dwight,

     Columbia, and Stewardson,
     and City of De Kalb
Chicago Planning Department
Southwest Illinois Metropolitan and

     Regional Planning Commission
Kane County Development

     Department
Mahomet Valley Water Authority
Tri-County Regional Planning

     Commission
Central Groundwater Protection

     Planning Commission
Northeastern Illinois Planning

     Commission

State Agencies
Agriculture
Transportation
Commerce and Community Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Pollution Control Board
Nuclear Safety
Military Affairs
Board of Education
Department of Public Health
Other DNR offices

Federal Agencies
National Oceanic and Atmospheric

     Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
Agriculture
Defense
Commerce
Fish and Wildlife Service
Natural Resources Conservation

     Service
Army Corps of Engineers
Energy Information Administration
U.S. Geological Survey

Illinois Department of Natural Resources



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