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A monarch butterfly

Where did they go?

by Robert Loerzel

Environmental threats shrink the numbers of Illinois’ beloved state insect, the monarch butterfly


A peregrine falcon
Threatened

by Kenneth Lowe
The state is updating its endangered species list, and one bird of prey is among those that may be relieved of the distinction


Don Fullerton
Q&A

Don Fullerton

by Maureen Foertsch McKinney


Departments

Jamey Dunn
Editor’s note
by Jamey Dunn

Study: Mississippi’s natural filtration may be at capacity

Howard A. Learner
State of the state

by Howard A. Learner

Illinois’ environmental start-and-stop leadership

charlie
Ends and Means

by Charles N. Wheeler III
, Columnist
Budget is constitutionally balanced but full of flaws

Also in the July/August issue…

WANTED: INVASIVE SPECIES by Caitlin Rydinsky

Outdoors updated by Jamey Dunn
Illinois’ state parks are getting some upgrades as a result of new fees

Special project

Renewing the partnership between the state and nonprofits
By Brent Never