Laona Heights Sugar River Colored Sands Sugar River Two Rivers Ferguson Hartley Memorial Trask Bridge Four Lakes Pecatonica River Pecatonica Wetlands Crooked River Grove Creek Seward Bluffs Klehm Forest Preserve Severson Dells Fuller Memorial Cedar Cliff Indian Hill Hinchliff Memorial Kilbuck Bluffs Trailside Kishwaukee Gorge South Kishwaukee Gorge North Rockford Rotary Kishwaukee River Oak Ridge Blackhawk Springs Deer Run Espenscheid Memorial McKiski County Line Kieselburg Roland Olson Stone Bridge Clayton Andrews Ledges Hononegah J. Norman Jensen Millrace Isle Macktown Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve Headquarters

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.

2021 Burn Letter

Natural Resource Management Reports

2021 Land Restoration Manual

Wildlife Management

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.

Wildlife Management reports