Conservation Programs

Ten young osprey chicks relocated from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia were released at two sites in Illinois this summer. The releases are part of an eight-year effort to restore the osprey as a nesting species in Illinois. Currently, the osprey is listed as an endangered species in the state. For more information on efforts to conserve rare species, click on the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan or visit the page for the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board