Barn owls are an endangered species in Illinois, but populations have been known to increase where nest box programs have been implemented. In conjunction with the John Wesley Powell Audubon Society, a barn owl nest box program was established in McLean County and the surrounding area. Seventeen boxes are now scheduled for construction and installation this winter in the McLean County area in order to enhance existing barn owl populations, and the nest box program will continue in the future through the JWP Audubon.
Civic and Community Engagement | Environmental Sciences
Groves, Anna '11, "Bringing the Endangered Barn Owl Back to McLean County, Illinois: Implementing a Local Nest Box Program" (2010). Outstanding Senior Seminar Papers. 7.