Groundwater experts help industries and nature preserves thrive

ISGS and the Illinois State Water Survey began monitoring the intersections between industry and the state-protected nature preserves in 1998, letting science and groundwater testing lead the way. Then-graduate student Randy Locke embarked on what was intended to be a two-year groundwater monitoring project; that project is now in its 24th year and has expanded to 414 dedicated nature preserves across 62,270 acres in Illinois.

Read more about the support ISGS scientists provide to Illinois' nature preserves