FPCC In The News

From researching thousands of native plants, to planning for the future of incredible local nature, the Forest Preserves is committed to protecting and restoring the county’s diverse ecosystems so all our unique native plants and animals can thrive in the wild. The Forest Preserves manages nearly 70,000 acres, which provides hundreds of opportunities for public education, pleasure and recreation.


Check out these recent news stories about the Forest Preserves of Cook County:


New Book Documents Surprising Biodiversity of Chicago Area

WTTW – Chicago Tonight


Osprey Sighting in Cook County a Sign of Spring

WTTW – Chicago Tonight


Cook County’s ‘Next Century’ Plan To Maintain Forest Preserves

WBEZ – Worldview


One of Illinois’s Most Experienced Biologists Has Lessons for the Future

Chicago Magazine

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