Reservation Woods

Project Profile

Project Location

Kendall County, IL

Project Operator

Kendall County Forest Preserve District

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Project Contact

David Guritz, Executive Director

As part of the Chicago Region Carbon Program, the Kendall County Forest Preserve District (District) is preserving two 5-acre parcels in the Reservation Woods Acquisition Area in unincorporated Kendall County, Illinois. The District is a conservation-focused county municipal government agency. These parcels are entirely forested, transitioning from oak-hickory dominated upland forest to maple-linden dominated mesic woodlands. Protecting these trees will increase public access to open space, support watershed protection, and expand wildlife habitat in Kendall County, IL.

Reservation Woods consists of remnant woodland parcels located between the historical “Big Slough” Morgan Creek drainage area and the Waish-Kee-Shaw Indian Reservation established under the 1830 Treaty of Prairie du Chien. It includes some of the best remaining oak woodlands within Kendall County. The District’s goal is to maintain the parcels in perpetuity as publicly protected open space, thereby increasing public access to outdoor recreation opportunities. Situated within the Morgan Creek headwaters area, this forest also supports flood control and watershed protection, as well as providing an important expansion of conservation lands for locally and increasingly rare bird and wildlife species.

This project is part of the Chicago Region Carbon Program (CRCP) and complements other tree planting and preservation projects in the seven-metro counties included in the Chicago Region Trees Initiative. Projects in the 2022 CRCP cohort include:

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