Courtney Lopez

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About Courtney Lopez

Courtney Lopez joined the team at Illinois River National Wildlife Refuge Complex as a Wildlife Refuge Specialist in 2021. Her day-to-day activities are a mixture of invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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removal, habitat management, visitor services activities/outreach, general maintenance, and aiding the biologist. Her other responsibilities include writing the stations special use permits, volunteer coordination, conducting safety checks, and aiding in construction projects. If you have any questions on volunteering, community outreach programs, or special use permits please contact Courtney.