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Brent Manning - Governor Jim Edgar Project

After graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a Master's degree in 1976, Brent Manning spent nearly a decade working with Illinois Central Industries on a expansive range of environmental issues. Manning then worked for several years with Ducks Unlimited before being chosen by newly elected Governor Jim Edgar to head the Department of Conservation. Manning worked on a wide array of issues and projects during his tenure, including a Conservation Congress, Conservation 2000, several major land acquisitions, and the design and construction of the headquarters for the newly created Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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Feature Excerpt

Meeting Edgar for the First Time

Abstract

Interview 1 (Audio)

Early childhood through service as Dir. of Dept. of Conservation to 1993

Interview 2 (Audio)

Flood of 1993, reorganization of Dept. of Natural Resources & beyond

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Governor Jim Edgar, George Fleischli and Brent Manning talk about the Site M acquisition (now the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area) and development on site.

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Brent Manning, Governor Edgar and Dan Riggs (Site Superintendent) hiking Site M. On the ground recon!

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Manning and a TV crew shoot a video at Lake Sangchris, promoting wetlands and wildlife.

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Brent Manning welcomes delegates to the first Conservation Congress, held at the State Capitol.

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Springfield IL

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Mayor Daley and Brent Manning at a reception for the Millennial Bass Masters Classic.

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Chicago, Illinois

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Attorney General Jim Ryan, his wife and Brent Manning at an AG's reception.

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Springfield IL

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Signing of mine land management and transfer agreement with IDNR Executive staff and mining officials present.

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Presentation of shed elk antlers from the Prairie Park in Peoria. Jeff Versteeg, Brent Manning and Kirby Cottrell as well as the Prairie Park Manager are present.

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Brent Manning in his office at Lincoln Tower.

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Springfield IL

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Executive Director Jesse Hansen (left) and DNR Director Joel Brunsvold (right) stand with Brent Manning (center) as Brent accepted the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame award in 2005. (This image is considered to be in the public domain.)

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Photo of Brent Manning in Lowden-Miller State Park.

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Brent Manning relaxes with a bit of fly fishing in Northern Wisconsin.

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Brent Manning holds up a prize turkey after a hunt in Schuyler County, Illinois.

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Brent Manning takes a break from archery elk hunting during a trip to New Mexico.

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Photo of G. Brent Manning and Cathy Manning in New Mexico.

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G. Brent Manning in his secret fishing hole, holding up a trophy (released) Musky.

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Brent Manning (center) with oldest daughter, Sarah (left) and youngest daughter, Jessica (right) at home.

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Group photo of the Edgar Campaign Reunion, taken at the state fairgrounds.

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summer of 2009

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