Alliance News

Link to PRAIRIE TELEGRAPH Newsletter
The Prairie Telegraph newsletter is published by the Midewin Alliance to promote and recognize the many volunteer, research, educational, and recreational opportunities at the Midewin NTP.
 
BISON INTRODUCTION: The Alliance strongly supports this new initiative by the Midewin NTP and encourages you to follow the progress of preparing for the herd to arrive.
"After a century, bison return to Illinois," Chicago Tribune, October 6, 2014 LINK
Midewin NTP Environmental Project documents LINK
"Bison to return to Midewin," The Daily Journal, April 4, 2014 LINK
"Forest Service prairie may see bison again," USDA Blog, April 17, 2013 LINK
 
ILLIANA TOLLWAY: The Alliance has concerns about this project. See why:
"Illiana Expressway on hold," Herald News, January 13, 2015 LINK
"Prairie protectors decry potential Illiana Tollway impact," SouthtownStar, July 4, 2014 LINK
"Stop the Illiana Tollway," Openlands LINK
"Intermodal Traffic: Illiana Tollway Not the Answer," Prairie Telegraph, Jan-Feb 2014.
"Finding a Better Alternative to the Illiana Expressway," Prairie Telegraph, Sept-Oct 2013.
 
TREASURED LANDSCAPE DESIGNATION: The Alliance is pleased that the National Forest Foundation (NFF) is including the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in its Treasured Landscapes campaign to restore natural values in the National Forest System.
NFF Treasured Landscapes Campaign LINK
NFF Midewin webpage LINK

Note: Articles are for your information and may or may not reflect the Alliance's position on a given topic.