Cook County, Illinois, containing over 5 million inhabitants, comprises a total population larger than that of 29 individual U.S. states. Within this urban landscape lies 70,000 acres of publically held Forest Preserve of Cook County (FPDCC) lands containing nearly half of the recorded sites in the county. Preserved here is the rich prehistory and history of northeastern Illinois, from Paleoindian through WWII. The Illinois State Archaeological Survey, together with the Illinois Natural History Sur-vey and the Illinois State Water Survey, has partnered with the FPDCC to develop a Natural and Cultural Resources Management Plan. This pioneering approach, inaugurated as a key part of FPDCC's centenary plan, integrates information on recreational pressure, species protection, habitat restoration, archaeological site and landscape sensitivity, public engagement, and scientific research-giving each due consideration in the early stages of management decisions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||MAC 2014 Abstracts|
|State||Published - 2014|