Pre-European Settlement Vegetation

Bowles, M., J. McBride, &L. Bell. 1998. Landscape Vegetation Pattern, Composition & Structure of DuPage County, Illinois, as Recorded by the U.S. Public Land Survey (1821-1840). Report to the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, Chicago Wilderness, Fish & Wildlife Service & Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill.  pdf

Bowles, M., J. McBride. 2001. Historic Landscape Vegetation Pattern, Composition & Structure of Will County, Illinois. Report to the Forest Preserve District of Will County, Chicago Wilderness, USDA Forest Service & US Fish & Wildlife Service. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill.  pdf

Bowles, M. & J. McBride. 2002. Pre-European Settlement Vegetation of Cook County, Illinois. Report to The Cook County Forest Preserve District, Corlands & The Nature Conservancy. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill.  pdf

Bowles, M. & J. McBride. 2003. Pre-European Settlement Vegetation of Kane Co., Illinois. Report to The Kane County Forest Preserve District, Chicago Wilderness, USDA Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, & Illinois Conservation Foundation. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill. pdf

Bowles, M. & J. McBride. 2005. Pre-European Settlement Vegetation of Kendall Co, Illinois. Report to the Kendall County Forest Preserve District, Chicago Wilderness, USDA Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, & Illinois Conservation Foundation. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill.  pdf

Bowles, M. & J. McBride. 2005. Presettlement vegetation of Lake County, Illinois. Report to Forest Preserve District of Lake, Chicago Wilderness, USDA Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, & Illinois Conservation Foundation. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill. pdf

Bowles, M. & J. McBride. 2005. Presettlement vegetation of McHenry County, Illinois. Report to the McHenry County Conservation District, Chicago Wilderness, USDA Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, & Illinois Conservation Foundation. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill. pdf

McBride, J. & M. Bowles. 2007. Searching the Public Land Survey for Illinois Natural History. Report to Chicago Wilderness and Illinois Conservation Foundation. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill. pdf

McBride, J. & Bowles, M. 2007. Pre-European Settlement Vegetation of the Chicago Region. Interactive Maps and Reports. interactive map

McBride, J. & M. Bowles. 2008. Pre-European Settlement Barrens and Forests among Nine Townships on the Shawnee National Forest. Report to the Shawnee National Forest. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill.  pdf

Bowles, M., S. Halsey, J. McBride & N. Pavlovic. 2015. Grassland-forest transition in the Prairie Peninsula region of northwest Indiana as recorded by the U.S. Public Land Survey (1829-1835). Report to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Lake Michigan Coastal Program. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois.  pdf

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