About Us

Mission and Vision

Mission + Vision

To acquire… and hold lands containing one or more natural forests or parts thereof or lands connecting such forests or parts thereof.

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Board of Commissioners

Board Meetings

Information on the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners, board meetings, and more.

 

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History

History

Three definitive phases mark the history of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The first deals with the actual formation of the Forest Preserves.

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Departments

Departments

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is made up of ten departments.

 

 

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FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

Members of the public may make requests for inspection or for copies of public records for the FPDCC under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”).

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Budget

Budget

The 2015 balanced budget prioritizes habitat restoration, new campgrounds and public programming.

 

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jobs and hiring

Jobs and Hiring

The Forest Preserves of Cook County works closely with Cook County government’s Bureau of Human Resources for recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, training and termination of Forest Preserves personnel.

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affiliates

Affiliates

The Forest Preserves of Cook County works closely with other organizations throughout the region. Check out some of our partners!

 

 

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Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County