Land Acquisition Plan & Southeast Cook County Land Acquisition Plan

people walking at Bluff Spring Fen

The Land Acquisition Plan (2012) was developed with input from a special Land Acquisition Advisory Committee made up of leaders from government and non-profit organizations as well as real estate and finance experts.  Local planners and park managers were also interviewed to get their ideas about land acquisition opportunities.

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Making use of  partnerships and strategic acquisitions we hope to come closer to reaching our statutory limit of 75,000 acres.

Southeast Cook County Land Acquisition Plan

The Southeast Cook County Land Acquisition Plan (2019) was completed to identify opportunities to acquire large tracts or create assemblages of smaller tracts of land in southeast Cook County based on such factors as ecological restoration potential, water and trail connectivity, and information gathered from local municipalities, land owners, developers and other stakeholders in the region. The project team developed a methodology that integrated criteria related to flood mitigation, economic development, health, and social vulnerability into acquisition prioritization.