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Joe Kath

Joseph A. Kath has served as the Endangered and Threatened Species Program Manager with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for over 28 years, developing and implementing endangered and threatened species management and recovery plans throughout Illinois. Prior to this, he worked for various environmental consulting firms throughout Illinois as a project manager/terrestrial ecologist. In addition to facilitating the management and recovery of Illinois’ greater than 450 threatened and endangered species, Joe coordinates much of IDNR’s bat related field studies. Joe has been or is serving as a member of the steering committees for the Midwest Bat Working Group, the North American Bat Conservation Partnership, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Monitoring Trends in U.S. Bat Populations initiative, the Midwest Landscape Initiative's At-Risk Species Working Group, and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Bat Working Group. He has served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Biology/Zoology at both Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) and Ball State University. Lastly, Joe was previously appointed by the Governor of the State of Illinois to Illinois’ Structural Pest Control Advisory Council as the primary representative for nuisance bat related issues throughout the State.

Joseph A. Kath
Endangered Species Program Manager
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL  62702-1271

Office: (217) 785-8764

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