Fish

 

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We have been assessing fish populations within the Tollway corridor using:

  • backpack electrofishing
  • barge electrofishing
  • and minnow seines

 

Projects:

 



Publications:

Tiemann, J.S., C.A. Taylor, D. Wylie, J. Lamer, P.W. Willink, F.M. Veraldi, S.M. Pescitelli, B. Lubinski, T. Thomas, R. Sauer, and B. Cantrell. 2015. Range expansions and new drainage records for select Illinois fishesTransactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 108:47-52.

Highlights from our work:

  • The streams along the I-90 corridor were quite species-rich and diverse for fishes.

  • Twenty-one threatened or endangered species and two sensitive habitat types have been found in the Rt 53 North Extension corridor historically, but thus far only 6 of the species have been found, 4 plants and 2 fishes.