Located in Grundstrom Woods the Wildlife Resource Center staff has three primary tasks – environmental education, captive rearing, propagation and reintroduction of selected wildlife species, and rehabilitation of species of conservation concern. Staff provides environmental education programming to schools, community groups, and the general public utilizing various live animals (raptors, snakes, and turtles) as an integral part of the program. In addition, staff assists the public via the telephone fielding various wildlife related inquiries. The rearing and propagation projects have included the Blanding’s turtle, orangethroat darter, barn owl, and green snake. Wildlife rehabilitation efforts emphasize species of conservation concern. The WRC admits approximately 150 individuals per year in this effort. The Wildlife Resource Center Department consists of two full-time and one part-time employees who cover a seven-day work week, 365 days/year.
For more information on local wildlife, visit our Living with Wildlife page.
Contact the Wildlife Resource Center by e-mail at Wildlife@MCCDistrict.org or calling 815-728-8307
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McHenry County Conservation District is committed to providing our residents with excellence in visitor services, education and public safety . We would like to know about any staff member who you have encountered who has gone an extra mile to make your outdoor experience a positive one. If you would like to praise a Conservation District employee for a job well done, please forward comments to MCCD@MCCDistrict.org to let them know they are appreciated. Thank you!