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April 2009 Land Acquisitions


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This PowerPoint presentation outlines two new land purchases approved by the Forest Preserve Board at their April 2009 meeting.

This PowerPoint presentation outlines two new land purchases approved by the Forest Preserve Board at their April 2009 meeting.

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  • 2. Consideration of Two New Land Buys 1. Hastings Lake Forest Preserve…5 acres 2. Fox River Forest Preserve……..108 acres Total approximate combined acreage: 113 acres Total purchase price for both parcels: $2,550,000 Approx price per acre: $22,500 Total Acreage with Two New Purchases: 27,225.
  • 3. Two important acquisitions in the north and far west areas of the county.
  • 4. Land Acquisition Goals PROTECT…............. Wildlife Habitat PRESERVE…............ Wetland, Prairies & Forests PROVIDE…………. Trails, River and Lake Access PROTECT…............. Against Flooding EXPAND…………. Existing Preserves SAVE……….............. Large Refuges ASSIST……............... County with Farmland Preservation
  • 5. Hastings Lake Forest Preserve Shubert Property Addition • Approximately 5 acres. • Increases Hastings Lake to approximately 268 acres. • Purchase price: $350,000 • Contains house and pole building that will be evaluated for program use.
  • 6. Located off of Gelden Road, between Deep Lake and Grass Lake Roads.
  • 7. About the Shubert Property • Contains a partially wooded parcel with both uplands and ADID wetlands. • Connects to Hastings Lake on the west and south, expanding habitat for a variety of bird species. • Provides an important buffer for the Hastings Lake ADID wetland complex. • Provides an additional 300 feet of frontage along Gelden Road: 2,100 total.
  • 8. Fox River Forest Preserve Brandt Property Addition • Approximately 108 acres. • Increases Fox River Preserve to approximately 590 acres. • Purchase price: $2,200,000. • Price per acre: approximately $20,300.
  • 9. Located between Route 176 and Roberts Road, west of Route 59.
  • 10. About the Brandt Property • A combination of wetlands and upland woods, with excellent opportunities to restore both habitats. • Bordered on the south by Fox River Preserve. • Provides flood protection and facilitates in the management of a wetlands complex that extends into the Fox River. • Part of the Master Planning process for the north part of the Fox River Preserve.
  • 11. Features of the Brandt Property • Varied landscape with knolls, ponds, woodlands and wetlands that create a fascinating and interesting experience for visitors. • Follows much of the same landscape features as the Karels Property to the south, which is part of the Fox River Preserve. • Excellent opportunities for nature trails and wildlife viewing.
  • 12. Exceptional additions to our Lake County Forest Preserves.
  • 13. Board of Commissioners President Vice President Bonnie Thomson Carter, Ingleside Carol Calabresa, Libertyville Anne Flanigan Bassi, Highland Park Pamela O. Newton, Vernon Hills Melinda Bush, Grayslake Audrey H. Nixon, North Chicago Pat Carey, Grayslake Diana O’Kelly, Mundelein Steve Carlson, Gurnee Brent Paxton, Zion Mary Ross Cunningham, Waukegan Robert G. Sabonjian, Waukegan Michelle Feldman, Highland Park Suzi Schmidt, Lake Villa Susan Loving Gravenhorst, Lake Bluff David B.Stolman, Buffalo Grove Diane Hewitt, Wadsworth Michael Talbett, Lake Zurich Angelo D. Kyle, Waukegan Terry Wilke, Round Lake Beach Ann B. Maine, Lincolnshire Linda Pedersen, Antioch Executive Director Stevenson Mountsier, Barrington Tom Hahn