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Natural Resources & Environment

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Responsible Pest Management for Retailers
This training will take you through the various aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and pesticides.

Take Action on Radon
Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

Cicadas in Illinois
Learn about the life cycle of the periodical cicada.

Healthy Indoor Air
The Healthy Indoor Air web site will help you identify and prevent air quality problems and will give you the necessary solutions.

Walk in the Woods
Learn all about the wonders of nature by joining us for a walk in the woods!

Integrated Pest Management
Comprehensive approach to controlling insects, weeds, and plant pathogens with environmentally and economically sound practices.

Agroecology/Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP)
ASAP facilitates and promotes research and education which protects Illinois' natural and human resources while sustaining agricultural production.

Environmental Stewardship
Learn how to be a better steward of our natural resources.

Illinois Steward
The Illinois Steward features articles about stewardship, conservation, preservation, and restoration of natural areas in Illinois.

Shake, Rattle and Slide
Learn about the work of earthquakes, volcanoes and glaciers.

All-Star River Explorers
Join famous North American river explorers as you learn about what rivers are, how they form, and why they are so important to us.

Tree House Weather Kids
Helps young people understand such things as why the weather changes, how we predict the weather, and how weather causes great destruction.

Claude's Got the Scoop on Soil
Students learn about how soil is made, who really needs soil, and what happens to soil if you don't take care of it.

Local Community Resources
This website includes information for community residents and governments on water quality, land use, government finance, meeting management, and more.

Natural Resources, the Environment and Ecosystems
Activities for teachers to help their students become more aware of how plants, animals and humans interact with ecosystems.

Winter Storm Resource Center
Links to the information you need to cope with severe winter weather.

Septic Systems in Illinois
Information about site septic systems to treat wastewater

Illinois Water Resources Center
IWRC is dedicated to research and outreach programs on water resources.


The Energy Education Council promotes the safe, efficient use of electricity.

The Illinois Water Resources Center conducts research and outreach programs on water resources issues critical to Illinois and the Midwest.

Aquaculture Economics & Marketing Resources

Nab the Aquatic Invader

Illinois Aquatic Nuisance Species Program

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Our Staff

Extension Specialists and Educators work together to bring research-based information to the public. To view a list of Extension staff working in the area of Natural Resources & Environment, view our Natural Resources Management team listing.

Our staff works closely with faculty in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences in the College of ACES.