From "knotheads" and beyond, Mike Conlin talks about the changes in Illinois waterways, in his first major extended appearance on radio, today on "Outside."
Yes, I am particularly proud of getting Conlin for an extended show. The photo above is my favorite of Conlin, because I caught him early one morning sneaking in a few casts for panfish at Rend Lake before a conference, back when he was fisheries chief.
There was something reassuring about a fisheries chief that liked to recreate by fishing.
My favorite part of today's "Outside" is when the former fisheries chief and director of the office of resource conservation for the IDNR talks about knotheads on the Illinois River in his early years.
He spent 38 years with the IDNR or its predecessor the Department of Conservation. There's a lot here.
I find it fascinating is how his career completely overlaps the Clean Water Act.
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