Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission
All programs take place at the Prospect Heights Public Library's Borland meeting room and start promptly at 7:00. Nature Speaks is free admission but registration is necessary.
June, 22, 2016 - Chris Anchor
Senior Wildlife Biologist for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.
Chris Anchor's presentation entitled "Wildlife of the Chicagoland Area" is an overview of wildlife and wildlife habitat management over the past three decades. The District Wildlife Division is tasked with monitoring and surveying all of Cook Counties Flora and Fauna less Game Fish.
Chris Anchor is Senior Wildlife Biologist for the Forest Preserves
of Cook County. He has nearly 30 years of experience as a wildlife biologist and has spent much of that time observing the animals that make the forest preserves their home.
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All photos courtesy of Chris Anchor
Chris oversees the Forest Preserves’ collaboration with the Ohio State University, Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, and the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control on the Cook County Coyote Project, the country’s largest and longest running study of coyotes. This study is helping us understand how coyotes live in urban areas and interact with wildlife, pets, and humans. Under his leadership, the Forest Preserves has established a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to closely monitor zoonotic diseases. Chris also mentors the next generation of scientists through internships and field experience classes.