IDOT Prairie Inventory Reports

Between 2001 and 2003 IDOT (The Illinois Department of Transportation) conducted a survey of prairie remnants where a rail line and road were within 500 feet of each other. The map files and surveys are available on the "Prairie Inventory" tab here:
https://idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/environment/roadside-maintenance

If you're traveling through an area I have found that checking out some of these narrow remnants can be well worth a stop. Many of them are much larger in person than they appear from satellite imagery. A few of these are now protected as nature preserves but there are also some with no protection that I know of that I haven't seen marked anywhere else. Check it out!

פורסם על-ידי taco2000 taco2000, נובמבר 25, 2018 03:20 אחה"צ

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I've extracted the shapefiles for the GIS inclined, they can be obtained from here: https://github.com/bingaman/roadside-prairie

Seems like it would be a bigger deal that IDOT owns almost 200 miles of linear remnant prairies but what do I know?

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