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COMMENTARY: Mike Baltz explores the history of The Nature Conservancy in Illinois

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Ornithologist Mike Baltz continues his look a the many natural resources across our region. This month, his audio essay looks a the history of The Nature Conservancy in southern Illinois and its partnership with Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Forest Service.

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Mike is the former southern Illinois Area Director for the Nature Conservancy and is currently the Let the Sun Shine In program coordinator. He has a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Miami University and a PhD from the University of Missouri. His research area of expertise is migrant songbird ecology and conservation.
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