Resource Management Reports
Natural Resource Management
Forest Preserves of Winnebago County is responsible for managing the land, plants and animals in the preserves to ensure their health and sustainability.
The natural resources in preserves can also be considered natural capital: living organisms; non-living components, such as air, water, and soil; the ecosystems they form; and the services they provide. These services include cleaning our air and water, supporting biodiversity, and providing healthy, open spaces to enjoy nature that contribute to a high quality of life for residents. Natural capital is an asset that requires active management to retain its function and value.
Natural Resource Management Reports
Forest Preserves of Winnebago County’s wildlife management program is responsible for maintaining wildlife populations within the preserves through habitat management, management of species of special concern, population control, and general monitoring.