Paul Douglas Woods


Section 206, WRDA 1996, as amended (Continuing Authority Program)


This project will provide ecosystem restoration for the project area.

The Paul Douglas Forest Preserve is approximately 1,300 acres and is owned and managed by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. The preserve contains a number of degraded wetlands that were part of a continuous lowland basin along what is now known as the East Branch of Poplar Creek. The wetlands were greatly altered on site to enhance agricultural activities. Ditches have been cut in some wetland units to facilitate drainage, and nearly all the wetlands have been tile drained. Siltation from farming activities further disrupted the wetlands.


Total Project Cost:

 $ 7,357,000

Federal Cost:

 $ 4,899,550

Non-Federal Cost:

 $ 2,638,450


Project on hold pending additional project funding.

Project Manager

Nicole Toth

Project Area

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