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The Urban Biotic Assessment Program is funded in large part by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority. The objective of the program is to provide the Illinois Tollway with the ecological expertise needed to effectively and efficiently comply with state and federal environmental regulations, while also preserving habitats and species native to the Chicago Metropolitan Area.

UBAP staff are involved in a variety of research projects to meet their objectives.


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  • Each August, a team of researchers from INHS, IDNR, and local land management agencies descends on the same location and intensively samples the mussels in the area over the course of a week. #musselweek