Eric T. Plankell

Eric T. Plankell, M.S., P.G.
Associate Wetlands Geologist
Wetlands Geology
217-265-8029
217-265-8214 (Fax)
Education: 

M.S., P.G.

Major Responsibilities: 

Manage wetland mitigation sites for the Illinois Department of Transportation

Research Interests: 
  • East Cape Girardeau, Alexander County
  • Green Creek, Effingham County
  • EC25, Perry County
  • Site 6W (Freeport Bypass West), Stephenson County
  • Weber Property (Freeport Bypass West), Stephenson County
  • Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve, Winnebago County
Selected Publications: 

Fucciolo, C.S., S.E. Benton, K.E. Bryant, M.C. Campbell, K.W. Carr, A.K.M. Knight, C.W. Knight, J.J. Miner, E.T. Plankell, and G.E. Pociask (2009). Annual Report for Active IDOT Wetland Compensation and Hydrologic Monitoring Sites, September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, Illinois State Geological Survey Open-File Series 2009-5, Champaign, Illinois, 240 pp.

Miner, J., S. Benton, K. Bryant, K. Carr, C. Fucciolo, C. Knight, E. Plankell, and G. Pociask, 2009, Comparing the Acreage of Wetland Hydrology Identified Using the 1987 Manual Versus the Midwest Supplement at a Suite of Illinois Wetlands in 2009: Final Program, Society of Wetland Scientists 30th International Wetlands Meeting, Madison, WI, USA, June 22-26, 2009, p. 59.

Benton, S.E., Bryant, K.E., Plankell, E.T.and G.E. Pociask (2009). Initial Site Evaluation: Lawrence Proposed Wetland Bank Site, Lawrence County, Illinois. Unpublished contract report to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL. 28 p.

Plankell, E.T., J.J. Miner, and K.E. Bryant, 2009, Hydrogeologic Characterization of the Former Fish Farm at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Du Page County, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, 63 p. (OFS 2009-1)

Plankell, E.T. and G.E. Pociask (2008). Initial Site Evaluation: Cottonwood Slough Proposed Wetland Bank Site, Alexander County, Illinois. Unpublished contract report to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL. 28 p.

Plankell, E.T., K.W. Carr, G.E. Pociask (2008). Initial Site Evaluation: Cape T Proposed Wetland Compensation Site, Alexander County, Illinois. Unpublished contract report to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL. 28 p.

Plankell, E.T., G.E. Pociask, K.E. Bryant, K.W. Carr (2008). Initial Site Evaluation: Max Creek Proposed Wetland Compensation Site, Johnson County, Illinois. Unpublished contract report to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL. 27 p.

Frankie, W.T., Miner, J.J., Benton, S.E., Pociask, G.E., Plankell, E.T., Stumpf, A.J., and Jacobson, R.J. (2007). Guide to the geology of Moraine Hills and Volo Bog area, McHenry County, Illinois. Illinois State Geological Survey Geological Science Field Trip Guidebook 2007A, Champaign, IL, 52 pp.

Plankell, E.T. and K.D. Weaver-Miner, 2007, Level II Hydrogeologic Characterization Report: Potential Wetland Compensation Site 6W, West Freeport Bypass, Stephenson County, Illinois (Federal Aid Project 301, Sequence Number 10487): Submitted Under Contract Number IDOT SW PESA WIP B FY07 to Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Series 2007-01, Champaign, Illinois, 49 p.

Fucciolo, Christine S., S.E. Benton, K.W. Carr, C.W. Knight, J.J. Miner, E.T. Plankell, G.E. Pociask, and B.J.R. Sperling, 2006, Annual Report for Active Wetland Compensation and Hydrologic Monitoring Sites, September 1, 2005 to September 1, 2006: Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Series 200604, Champaign, IL, 206 p.

Christine S. Fucciolo, S.E. Benton, K.W. Carr, M.V. Miller, J.J. Miner, E.T. Plankell, G.E. Pociask, B.J. Robinson, G.A. Shofner, K.D. Weaver , (2005), Annual Report for Active Wetland Compensation and Hydrologic Monitoring Sites, September 1,2004 to September 1, 2005: Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Series 2005-14, Champaign, Illinois, 228 p.

Plankell, Eric T., Shofner, G.A, Carr, K.W., Pociask, G.E., and Fucciolo, C.S. (2005). Initial Site Evaluation: Green Creek Property - Proposed Wetland Compensation Site, Effingham County (BDE Sequence No. 12505). Wetlands Geology Section, Illinois State Geological Survey unpublished contract report to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Champaign, Illinois, 27 p.

Fucciolo, C.S., Benton, S.E., Carr, K.W., Miller, M.V., Miner, J.J., Plankell, E.T., Pociask, G.E., Robinson, B.J., Shofner, G.A., and Weaver, K.D. (2004). Annual report for active wetland compensation and hydrologic monitoring sites, September 1, 2003 to September 1, 2004: Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Series 2004-17, Champaign, IL, 279 p.

Benton, Steven E., Shofner, Greg, and Plankell, Eric, (2004), Initial Site Evaluation, Proposed Wetland Compensation Site in Clay County, Illinois, Kim/Lou Road Site, unpublished contract report, Illinois State Geological Survey, 19 pp.

K.W. Carr, S.E. Benton, K.D. Weaver, G.A. Shofner, E.T. Plankell, (2004), Proposed Wetland Compensation Site near Bone Gap, Edwards and Wabash Counties, IL (Steckler Property: U.S. 45, FAP 328): Illinois State Geological Survey unpublished contract report to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Champaign, Illinois, 27 p. Submitted to IDOT on 4/21/04.

Plankell, Eric T. 2001. The origin of small-scale surficial folds and faults in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania. Masters Thesis, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 163 pages.

Plankell, Eric T. 1999. Neotectonic(?) Structures in the Southern Lake Erie Region. In: Abstracts with Programs, North-Central Section Geological Society of America Meeting, Vol. 31, No. 5, April 1999.

Outreach Projects: 
  • Society of Wetland Scientists, since 2004
  • Licensed professional Geologist for the State of Illinois (License #196001201)
  • Naturally Illinois Expo Planning Committee, teacher/school liaison
  • Kids Fossil Dig, manager