Managing Outstanding Land Rights in the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Owned, Managed, and Leased Properties (OMLP) Database, FW-16-D-1

Tari A. Tweddale, Chad Hickman, Diane Greer

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One of the objectives of this project was using a similar process that was developed as part of the Office of Realty and Environmental Planning’s Project Land Map Program; create a digital database inventory of any outstanding land rights that occur at each IDNR site. The Project Land Map Program developed at IDNR in the 1970’s was the first attempt to identify and map on paper all parcels acquired, as well as any outstanding land rights identified at each site. Twelve sites were completed and 13 sites were partially completed as part of this program but due to the difficult and time consuming nature of completing this task, as well as other priorities within the agency, this program was abandoned. This project builds upon the processes developed as part of this program, but will create a digital database identifying the various types of any outstanding land rights and interests at each IDNR site. Priority of federal interest sites will follow in the same order as was used in prior SWG projects, which is the following: 1)Sites with lands acquired with Pitman-Robertson or Dingell-Johnson funds, 2)Sites with lands acquired with State Wildlife Grant funds, 3)Sites with lands acquired with North American Wetlands Conservation Act funds, 4)Lake development and major construction projects (boat access) with federal participation, 5)100% Fish and Wildlife Eligible sites, 6)Sites with lands purchased, and in some cases restored, with special funds (Pheasant, Habitat, Furbearer & Migratory Waterfowl Stamp) funds, 7)Sites with lands purchased with hunter heritage funds, 8)IDNR lands with active federal aid projects, 9)Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG-P) federal funded sites, and 10)Clean Vessel Act Grant Program federal funded sites. 2 The second objective of this project is to spatially map outstanding land rights identified at IDNR sites from Objective 1 into the existing OMLP GIS database, incorporating addition layers as necessary. This project expands on previous work by incorporating any outstanding land rights identified at each site into the existing OMLP database. Using the ESRI Parcel Data Model for GIS and Land Records reference as a guide, additional layers will be created, in order to properly digitize and portray the rights and interest. All layers and attributes previously digitized and entered during prior contract periods for a site will be double checked and updated as necessary.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIllinois Natural History Survey
StatePublished - Jan 31 2013

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NameINHS Technical Report 2013 (11)


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