Success of Multi-Party Cooperation Since 2003 the University of Illinois-ITARP has been involved in preservation efforts with the Jo Daviess County Conservation Foundation and several state agencies. Through a combination of public involvement and land owner outreach it has been possible to purchase three parcels of land totaling 200 acres that include numerous habitation sites and 53 Native American burial mounds. These parcels are currently being converted to publicly accessible parks with restored natural habitat, hiking trails and informational kiosks. This successful project can serve as a good model for future preservation efforts in the region.
|Published - 2010