Illinois Natural History Collections Database
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Since 1858, the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) has been the guardian and recorder of the biological resources of Illinois---the state's biological memory. With a staff of over 200 scientists and technicians, it is recognized as the premier natural history survey in the nation. Over the years, its mission has remained fairly constant: to investigate the diversity, life histories, and ecology of the plants and animals of the state; to publish research results so that those resources can be managed wisely; and to provide information to the public in order to foster an understanding and appreciation of our natural heritage.
This resource is for searching the databases of the INHS and UI Museum of Natural History specimen collections.