Rock Island Ecological Services Field Office
Midwest Region
 

 

Rock Island Field Office
1511 47th Avenue
Moline, IL  61265

Phone:  309-757-5800
Fax: 309-757-5807

Federal Relay:  800-877-8339

Email: RockIsland@fws.gov

 

 

Conservation Planning Assistance

 

Conservation Planning biologists work directly with Federal agencies on development projects to ensure that the environment and our natural resources are protected. We help project proponents, planners, and other agencies develop plans that conserve, restore or enhance fish and wildlife while accomplishing the objectives of the proposed development. Our work includes reviewing and providing recommendations on plans and development designs, crafting mitigation plans, providing expertise in wildlife and habitat science, and serving as members on planning teams.

 

 

Wind Farm

 

Wind Farm in northern Iowa.  Photo by USFWS; Mike Coffey

 

Biologists and other personnel from several agencies and organizations capture federally listed endangered Indiana bats from Blackball Mine in central Illinois to attached radio transmitters.  Receivers in aircraft, vehicles, and by ground crews use the transmitters to track the distribution and movement of the bats.  The Indiana bats use the mine site to hibernate over winter and use certain trees during the summer to raise their young.  The results of the bat surveys help avoid and minimize effects to bats for Federal construction and energy projects including wind energy. 

 


Photographs by USFWS; Mike Coffey

 

Click here for a news article on the Blackball Mine bat study

 

Click here for more information on white-nose syndrome disease in bats

 

 

To request help or for more information, please contact:

 

Kraig McPeek
Assistant Field Supervisor

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

1511 47th Avenue
Moline, IL  61265

Email: Kraig_McPeek@fws.gov

Phone: 309-757-5800 Extension 202

 

Jon Duyvejonck

Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Email: Jon_Duyvejonck@fws.gov

Phone: 309-757-5800 Extension 207

 

Heidi Woeber
Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Email: Heidi_Woeber@fws.gov

Phone: 309-757-5800 Extension 209

 

Amber Andress

Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Email: Amber_Andress@fws.gov

Phone: 309-757-5800 Extension 222

 

Joe Slater

Fish and Wildlife Service

Email: Joseph_Slater@fws.gov

Phone:  309-757-5800 Extension 208

 

 

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Last updated: January 11, 2013