Publications Library

Brochures

Birdwatching at Midewin  (1.6MB), published 2008.

Invasive Plants of Midewin  (.82MB), published 2007. Includes drawings by artist Bob Waldmire.

Spider Watching at Midewin  (8.1MB), published 2008. 

Wildflowers & Grasses of Midewin (14.8MB), published 2000. Photos by Bill Glass.

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (8.5MB), published by Openlands, revised 1999. 

Fish and Crayfishes of Midewin (13.4MB), published 2008, written by Philip Willink, Tom Anton, and Francis M. Veraldi.

 

Articles & General Reports:

Hiking Through History (2.8MB), Jeanne Townsend Handy, OutdoorIllinois magazine, October 2009.

Treasured Landscapes: Reviving Illinois' Native Grasslands, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (973kb), Your National Forests magazine, Summer-Fall 2009, pp.5-7; by Jenna Williams; published by the National Forests Foundation

Naming Midewin, Your National Forests magazine, Summer-Fall 2009, p.7; by Marta Witt; published by the National Forests Foundation (195kb)

National Visitor Use Monitoring Report 2008  (pdf, 129kb)

National Visitor Use Monitoring Report 2003  (pdf, 76kb)

Midewin Graphic Publishing Standards for Special Publications (1.4MB), Standards for a Midewin family of publications. 2000.

Midewin Thematic Design Guidelines (1.7MB), Manual for creating a cohesive architectural theme and a "sense of place" for Midewin's built environment. Prepared by OZ Architecture in collaboration with the USFS.

The Homefront: The Joliet Arsenal During WWII (Article, 966kb), By Mary R. McCorvie and Patricia M. Welch, Shawnee National Forest, 1999.

Turning Bullets into Birds (Article, 106kb), By Tony Hiss. From Disarming the Prairie by Terry Evans. © 1998 The Johns Hopkins University Press.

 

Annual Reports:

FY2009 Monitoring & Evaluation Report.  (pdf, 2,697kb)

FY2008 Monitoring & Evaluation Report.  (pdf, 939kb)

FY2007 Monitoring & Evaluation Report.  (pdf, 1.1MB)

FY2006 Monitoring & Evaluation Report. (pdf, 542kb)

FY2005 Monitoring & Evaluation Report.  (pdf, 709kb)

FY2004 Monitoring & Evaluation Report.  (pdf, 225kb)

1998 Accomplishment Report for the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Staff and Partners of Midewin. A summary of activities at Midewin from September 1997 through August 1998. (pdf, 282kb)

1997 Accomplishment Report for the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.  Staff and Partners of Midewin. A summary of activities at Midewin from September 1996 through August 1997. (pdf, 148kb)

1996 Accomplishment Report for the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.  Staff of Midewin. A summary of activities at Midewin from September 1995 through August 1996. (pdf, 152kb)

 

Research Reports:

Do Arthropod Abundance and Diversity Differ Between Grass Habitats Varying in Height?, Lisa Hendron, 2010. (pdf, 1.2MB)

The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois, Ken Robertson, Illinois Natural History Survey, Botanist

Changes in the Pollinator Guild of a Prairie Species in the Past 70 Years, INHS Reports Summer 2001; Brenda Molano-Flores, Critical Trends Assessment Project and Center for Biodiversity

Unexpected Sanctuary for Prairie Plants: Midewin's Scrapes. Brenda Molano, Illinois Natural History Survey, April 2001.

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie: History and Current Research. INHS Reports November-December 1999 By Brenda Molano-Flores and Christopher J. Whelan, Center for Biodiversity

Birds of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Midewin Staff, October 1998.

Assessment of the Reintroduction Potential of Five Federally Threatened and Endangered Plant Species at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Zambrana Engineering, Inc., March 1998.

Survey of Northern Illinois and Indiana Fungi. John F. Murphy and Gregory M. Mueller, Department of Botany, The Field Museum. Midewin is one of the study sites for this survey of fungi.

Jumping Spiders of Midewin. The College of St. Francis, February 1998. A report on a study of jumping spiders at Midewin, funded through the State of Illinois' Conservation 2000 program.

Cowbird Parasitism in Different Habitats. Scott K. Robinson and James L. Herkert, Center for Wildlife Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey, INHS Reports November/December 1997. Midewin was one of the sites for this study of cowbird parasitism.

Illinois Rapid Assessment Program (IRAP). The Field Museum, 11 August 1997. A preliminary report on the assessment of the condition of natural communities at Midewin.

Integrated Pest Management Methods for Control of Invasive Exotic Plant Species at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (pdf 7.8MB) By Connie J. Carroll and John White. IDNR, 1997. Discusses methods of controlling 22 invasive species at Midewin.

Grassland Research Project.  Jennifer Nesbitt. The Virtual Birder, July 1996. An article about grassland bird research at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.