Project Sponsors

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Current Status

Plant establishment activities have been completed. The contract is ready for closeout.

Project Description and Background

Project seeks to restore approximately 300 acres of wetlands at the Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve with a goal of sustaining or improving nationally significant habitat for federally and state listed species. Nearly 400 native plant species have been identified within the preserve, and at least nine of those are identified as threatened or endangered.

Project Authorization

Section 206, Water Resources Development Act 1996, as amended; Continuing Authorities Program (CAP)

Project Manager

Jeff Zuercher

Project Location

City of Crest Hill, Will County, Illinois

Project Area / Photos

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