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187 Index Adams, Alexander, 148 Adams, Ansel, 9, 10 Alesandrini, John, 151 Alliance for the Great Lakes, 151 Allison, Robert H., 41, 43 American Civil Liberties Union, 28 American Institute of Architects, 55 American Museum of Natural History, 43, 64, 69–70 American Nature Association, 55 American Red Cross, 62–63 Andrew E. Mellon Foundation, 68 Angelo, Heath, 74 Baker, John, 62 Barkhausen, Henry N., 126–27, 136, 142 Beach Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve, 129 Beatty, John, 47 Beckley Bog, 74 Bell Bowl Prairie, 98–99 Bellrose, Frank, 18–19, 22, 90, 96 Bennett, Charles Edward, 57 Bergen Swamp, 72 Betz, Robert F., 130, 157 Beynon, John T. “Jack,” 16 biodiversity, 136 biotic communities, 14–15, 38, 57, 59, 92 Bishop, Corbett, 30–31 Blagojevich, Rod, 164 Blair, William McCormick, 47 Borgardus, A. H., 95 Bradley, Preston, 47 Brethren Service Committee, 24, 28–29 British Nature Conservancy, 51, 55–56 Brower, David, 9, 10, 79 Brown, James, IV, 114 Bureau of Land Management, 27, 57 Burpee Museum of Natural History, 93, 94, 133, 138 Busse Woods, 149 Cache River basin, 17, 125–27 Cain, Stanley A., 58, 65, 100 Campbell, Gladys, 151 Canfield, Robert, 101–2, 103, 108 Cap Sauers Holdings, 119–20 Carl and Myrna Nygren Wetland Preserve, 167 Carlson, Margery, 114, 125 Carter, Olive Elizabeth “Bessie,” 7, 8, 9, 23, 28 Castle Rock Nature Preserve and Castle Rock State Park, 123–25, 156 Cedar Glen Preserve, 156 Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserves Act, 141–42 Chapman, Conrad, 96 Chicago Conservation Council, 41 Chicago Park District, 38 Chicago Wilderness, 167 Citizens Committee for Nature Conservation, 100–101, 106 Civilian Conservation Corps, 23 Civilian Public Service, 23–31, 40, 42, 44, 50, 77, 85–86 Clements, Frederic, 14 conscientious objectors, 23–31, 33, 45, 46, 50 Page numbers in italics indicate illustrations. 188 Index conservation: Ansel Adams’s photographs and, 10; awareness raising about, 138; bond referenda for, 167–68; conservation easements and, 156; county conservation districts and, 109–11; environmental conferences and, 152–53; federal-state cooperation in, 118–19; historical purposes of, 121; at home, 168; institutions appropriate for preservation work and, 42; land surveys and, 135–36; living museums and, 39, 41; management of nature preserves and, 129–32; Massachusetts Trustees of Public Reservations and, 39; origins of, in United States, 4; permanence of nature preserves and, 116–17; popularity of, 138; preservation of small nature areas and, 36, 37, 39, 41–42, 118; public-private partnerships in, 122, 126; for recreational purposes, 4, 37, 42–43, 49, 100, 109–10, 115–16, 117, 121, 126–27, 144; taxation and, 126; utilitarian versus conservationist land management and, 20, 43 Conservation Foundation, 168 Corkscrew Swamp, 65 Cowles, Henry C., 13–14, 17, 38, 107–8 Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve, 120 Davis, Richard G., 78 DDT, 25, 60, 64 Dilg, Will H., 79 Dinosaur National Monument, 70, 99 Douglas, Paul, 57 Douglas, Robert, 115 Dowling, Bruce, 152 Dropseed Prairie, 157 Ducks Unlimited, 126 Dutcher, William E., 79 Echo Park dam project, 69–70, 99 Ecological Society of America, 15, 39, 40, 51, 58, 60 Ecologists’ Union: affiliations of, 51, 54; agencies appropriate for preservation work and, 42; Committee on Preservation of Natural Conditions and, 40; Committee on the Study of Plant and Animal Communities and, 60; Fell invited to join, 39, 40; Fell’s leadership in, 41, 43, 51; Fell’s 1949 proposal to, 49–51, 61, 138; The Nature Conservancy and, 44, 51, 53, 55, 58, 64, 113; Richard H. Pough’s leadership in, 43–44 Edge, Rosalie, 64 Edison, Theodore, 65 Elgin Botanical Garden, 107 Elgin State Hospital, 8, 24 Eliot, Charles, 39 Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 3 endangered species, 60, 118, 125, 129, 135, 142, 158, 165 Engler, Frank, 71 Evelyn I. Fernald Memorial Herbarium, 9 Farm Security Administration, 24 Fawks, Elton, 114, 115 Fell, Barbara Garst, 87, 88, 90; background and family of, 34–35; career of, 46, 55, 133, 155; dedication of White Pines Forest State Park and, 164; gardening and, 133, 155; lymphoma and, 155–56, 160; pregnancy and miscarriage and, 96–97. See also marriage of George and Barbara Fell Fell, Egbert W., 82, 89; botanical work of, 5, 8–9, 30, 98, 123; career of, 7–8, 12; death of, 97; George Fell as adult and, 29–30, 97–98, 133; George Fell’s childhood and, 5, 6, 8, 9, 97–98; George Fell’s correspondence with, 16, 21, 28, 29–30; George Fell’s preservationist tributes to, 128, 160, 161; publications of...



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  • Fell, George B.
  • Nature Conservancy (U.S.) -- History.
  • Natural Areas Association (U.S.) -- History.
  • Illinois Nature Preserves Commission -- History.
  • Natural Land Institute (Rockford, Ill.) -- History.
  • Natural areas -- Illinois -- History.
  • Nature conservation -- Illinois -- History.
  • Conservationists -- Illinois -- Biography.
  • Natural areas -- United States -- History.
  • Nature conservation -- United States -- History.
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