Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie


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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Address:30239 S SR 53
Wilmington, IL 60481

Phone:815-423-6370
Web: www.fs.fed.us/mntp
Size: 19,165 acres.
Location:Northeastern Illinois, 40 miles south of Chicago. Accessible by I-55 and IL 53. Nearby cities/towns include Elwood, Joliet, Manhattan, and Symerton.
Facilities:Trails, picnic areas, hunting blinds (é).
Activities:Hunting, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, bird watching, guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Nation's first federally designated tallgrass prairie. Former Army ammunition production site (Joliet Arsenal) where TNT was manufactured between 1940 and 1976. Midewin is the Potawatomi word for healing, an appropriate name for the site, which requires extensive environmental cleanup and restoration. The area is not open to unescorted public, but educational and recreational facilities are being developed.

See other parks in Illinois.
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Jim Moody, Jason Willand, Mary Ann Feist, Valerie Sivicek, and Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie staff for fieldwork assistance.
Comprehensive list of species unique to either the aboveground community, seed bank or shared between the two from transects sampled at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Will County, Illinois.
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At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (MNTP), a USDA Forest Service unit in Will County, IL, there are a number of sensitive, threatened, and endangered species.
Although Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie remains largely closed during cleanup of the site, guided tours are available.
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The authors thank Lynne Scott for her help with RAPD data collecting, the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and the Richardson Wildlife Preserve for providing access to sample plant material and Todd Linscott, Kari Segraves and David Althoff for advice and data analysis guidance.