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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Chris Young  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Photographer

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1961 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa

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Illinois Connection

Young is the Outdoors Editor for the State Journal Register in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chris Young is a Natural Resources professional with experience in administration, strategic planning and communication. He leads an office of more than 200 dedicated wildlife, forestry, fisheries, resource protection and natural heritage professionals located all over Illinois. He has a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science from University of Illinois Springfield.


Numerous Journalism Awards

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Close to Home: The Landscapes, Wildlife and Hidden Beauty of Central Illinois
ISBN: 0967560012. OCLC Number: 45226985

State Journal-Register. .