Presentation on theme: "Presentation by Susan Donovan – TNC Charles Jackson – IEC July 23, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Presentation by Susan Donovan – TNC Charles Jackson – IEC July 23, 2009
Illinois Needs To Protect Its Land,Water And Recreational Opportunities Protect critical natural areas and wildlife Increasing demand for recreational Open Space State of Conservation Funding in Illinois Economic Benefits to the State
Conservation And Recreation Areas Owned By Midwestern States
Identified Open Space Needs Illinois State Wildlife Action Plan One of 12 nationally recognized plans Illinois Natural Areas Inventory (INAI) Comprehensive update complete soon Demand For Public Funding of Open Space Increasing Fund sweeps, staff cuts, programs diminishing
Capital Funding Invest In Recreational Opportunities Protect Wildlife And Natural Areas Leverage available Federal dollars Acquire Land While Its Available and Before Prices Rise
Existing Revenue Needs To Be Protected and Balances Expended (We need to revised this slide – what of Debbie Stones April 09 presentation on NAAF and OSLAD should be included?) OSLAD NAAF Partners for Conservation Program (formerly C2000 )
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