ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVES COMMISSION AGENDA
ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIRST MEETING

Praireview Education Center
McHenry County Conservation District
2112 Behan Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

August 8, 2006 10:00 A.M.

*Documentary Material Enclosed

Item 1: Call to Order, Roll Call, and Introduction of Attendees

Item 2:* Adoption of Agenda

Item 3:* Approval of Minutes of the 190th Meeting, May 2, 2006

Item 4: 2006 Meeting Schedule

October 24, 10:00 a.m. - Kankakee Elks Club, Aroma Park

Item 5: Election of Officers - INPC Nominating Committee Report

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Bruce Ross-Shannon Election of Officers
Nominating Committee
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 6: Election of Advisors and Consultants

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Bruce Ross-Shannon Election of Advisors and Consultants
Nominating Committee
Nature Preserves Commission

Nominated Advisors:

Dr. William Shilts Dr. George Vander Velde Dr. Derek Winstanley

Nominated Consultants:

Gerald Adelmann John Comerio Dr. Kenneth Robertson
Bruce Boyd Kenneth Fiske Valerie Spale
Marilyn Campbell Jerry Paulson John White

Item 7: INPC Staff Report

REPORT
Randy Heidorn and John Nelson
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 8: IDNR Staff Report

REPORT
Glen Kruse
IDNR, Office of Resource Conservation

Item 9: Endangered Species Protection Board Staff Report

REPORT
Randy Nyboer
Endangered Species Protection Board Manager

Item 10:* Fulton Co. – Addition to Kedzior Woodlands Land and Water Reserve, Registration

Ken and Dawn Kedzior propose to register in perpetuity a 33.66-acre addition to Kedzior Woodlands Land and Water Reserve in Fulton County. The proposed addition is located approximately 1,000 feet to the west of the current Land and Water Reserve and lies adjacent to the IDNR-owned Harper-Rector Woods Nature Preserve. At the 183rd INPC meeting held on August 3, 2004, the Commission granted preliminary approval for the dedication of this proposed land and water reserve addition and two other tracts owned by Ken and Dawn Kedzior as an addition to Harper-Rector Woods Nature Preserve (Resolution #1785). After additional biological data and information on a proposed Illinois Department of Transportation road corridor that included a portion of the other two tracts was presented at the 188th INPC meeting on October 18, 2005, the Commission rejected final dedication approval for the three tracts (Resolution #1850). The Commission concluded that with its proximity to the Nature Preserve, this current proposed addition to Kedzior Woodlands Land and Water Reserve could be considered for an addition to Harper-Rector Woods Nature Preserve, however, the landowner has decided to register the site as an addition to the Land and Water Reserve. This addition lies within the Galesburg Section of the Western Forest-Prairie Natural Division of Illinois and contains moderate quality, grade C, dry-mesic and mesic upland forest communities. A portion of the proposed addition lies uphill from the Nature Preserve and would provide a buffer for drainage leading into the Nature Preserve. It would also protect additional habitat for the connection of the current Land and Water Reserve to the Nature Preserve and the Spoon River.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Tom Lerczak Registration Approval
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 11:* Kankakee Co. – Additions to Sweet Fern Savanna Land and Water Reserve, Registration

Sweet Fern Savanna, located in the Pembroke Savannas in Kankakee County, is an 89-acre registered Land & Water Reserve found in the Kankakee Sand Area Section of the Grand Prairie Natural Division. It is recognized on the INAI (#1581) for its high-quality dry-mesic sand savanna and for the habitat it provides for 13 state-endangered or threatened plants and the state-threatened regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia). While the majority of this site is currently owned and managed by Dr. Marianne Hahn, the Illinois Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) owns two parcels adjacent to the existing Land and Water Reserve. Both parcels, totaling 14.7 acres, are proposed to be registered in perpetuity as additions to Sweet Fern Savanna Land and Water Reserve.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Kim Roman Registration Approval
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 12:* Lake Co. – Jean Farwell Woods (Portion of Lillard Parcel #1) Land and Water Reserve, Registration

Mr. John Lillard wishes to register a 11.192-acre parcel as the Jean Farwell Woods Land and Water Reserve. Located in the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Natural Morainal Division, this parcel is part of the Lillard parcel #1 which is adjacent to Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve (INAI #1245) that was presented to the INPC for preliminary approval for dedication as nature preserve buffer at its 190th Meeting in May, 2006. At that meeting, the Commission tabled granting preliminary approval for dedication of Lillard parcel #1 because of the precedent the proposal would have established for grazing on a designated nature preserve buffer. Livestock grazing is allowed in registered land and water reserves, provided that this use has been identified in the management program, as it has for this proposed land and water reserve. The proposed Jean Farwell Woods Land and Water Reserve is subject to the terms of a conservation easement held by Lake Forest Open Lands Association that provides for "...the continuation of land use patterns existing at the time of this grant...", provides a list of prohibited uses, and lists a series of reserved rights. Horses will have access to the proposed land and water reserve consistent with the manner described in the conservation easement and management plan. Although much of the proposed land and water reserve is pasture, some mature oaks (Quercus spp.) do survive. This parcel is one of five parcels that will be presented at the 191st Meeting of the INPC that will increase the amount of land formally protected at Middlefork Savanna from 581.8 acres to 602.954 acres as annotated below:

Current size of Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve 581.800 acres
Preliminary proposal - Lillard addition as nature preserve buffer 1.500 acres
Preliminary proposal - Jean Farwell Woods Land and Water Reserve 11.192 acres
Preliminary proposal - City of Lake Forest nature preserve buffer 0.300 acres
Proposed for final approval - Farwell parcel as nature preserve buffer 5.000 acres
Proposed for final approval - Lillard parcel #2 as nature preserve buffer 3.162 acres
REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Steven Byers Registration Approval
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 13:* Crawford Co. – Emma Vance Woods Nature Preserve, Dedication

The Board of Trustees of the Illinois Eastern Community College District #529 requests preliminary approval for dedication of 41 acres as Emma Vance Woods Nature Preserve. The site is located in the Effingham Plain Section of the Southern Till Plain Natural Division and is included on the INAI for the presence of 11.7 acres of grade B dry-mesic upland forest and 8.5 acres of grade B mesic floodplain forest (#1735). The site also contains 20.8 acres of successional floodplain forest. Protection is made possible by a donation of the property by Nellie Morris Miles to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in 1976. TNC transferred the property to the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Eastern Community College District #529 in 1982. The nature preserve will be named in honor of Mrs. Miles’ mother, Emma Vance Morris.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Bob Edgin Preliminary Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 14:* Lake Co. – Buffer Addition to Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve, Dedication

The City of Lake Forest wishes to dedicate a 0.3-acre parcel as nature preserve buffer for Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve. Located in the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Natural Morainal Division, this parcel is between two parcels (Lillard parcel #2 and Farwell parcel) that were conferred preliminary approval for dedication at the Commission’s 190th Meeting in May, 2006, and includes elements of mesic forest and dry-mesic forest (INAI #1245) that extend east from Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve. The City of Lake Forest reserves the right to maintain existing water line that was installed approximately 75 years ago and install other public utilities and services as provided for in a preexisting easement. This parcel is one of five parcels that will be presented at the 191st Meeting of the INPC that will increase the amount of land formally protected at Middlefork Savanna from 581.8 acres to 602.954 acres.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Steven Byers Preliminary Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 15:* Lake Co. – Jean Farwell Woods Addition of Buffer (Portion of Lillard Parcel #1) to Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve, Dedication

Mr. John Lillard wishes to dedicate a 1.5-acre parcel as nature preserve buffer to Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve. This 1.5-acre parcel is a portion of Lillard parcel #1 that is not grazed. While this parcel is subject to a conservation easement that recognizes the right of the owner to maintain "...the continuation of land use patterns existing at the time of this grant..." the operative phrase "...at the time of the grant," will be construed to reflect that horses currently do not and will not have access to this proposed addition. The proposed addition includes surviving elements of mesic savanna (INAI #1245) that extend from Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve and transition into dry-mesic forest. This parcel, located in the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Natural Morainal Division, is part of Lillard parcel #1 located adjacent to Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve that was presented to the INPC for preliminary approval for dedication as nature preserve buffer at its 190th Meeting in May, 2006. At that meeting, the Commission tabled granting preliminary approval for dedication of Lillard parcel #1 because of the precedent the proposal would have established for grazing on a designated nature preserve buffer. This parcel is one of five parcels that will be presented at the 191st Meeting of the INPC that will increase the amount of land formally protected at Middlefork Savanna from 581.8 acres to 602.954 acres.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Steven Byers Preliminary Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 16:* Lake Co. – Nature Preserve Addition to Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve, Dedication

The Village of Long Grove wishes to dedicate a 2.216-acre parcel as an addition to Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve. This parcel is located in the Northeastern Morainal Natural Division, adjacent to Reed-Turner Woodland (INAI #228) and will further consolidate a protected landscape between Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve and the Heron Creek Forest Preserve. The proposed addition includes elements of grade C dry-mesic forest and mesic forest that were part of a surviving 45-acre woodland referenced by the Commission at its 42nd Meeting in 1972. At that time, the Commission encouraged Harold and Barbara Turner to preserve a portion of those woods (Resolution #243). Then, in 1980, the Commission conferred final approval for dedication of 32 acres as the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve (Resolution #559). Since then, the Commission has also approved a master plan for this site (Resolution #637) and two additions that have increased the size of Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve from 32 to 36 acres. This proposed addition will protect suitable habitat for the state-listed pale vetchling (Lathyrus ochroleucus) and increase the size of Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve from 36 to 38.216 acre, thereby protecting much of the original 45-acre woodland referenced by the Commission in 1972.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Steven Byers Preliminary Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 17:* McHenry Co. – McAndrews Glenn Buffer Addition to Boloria Meadows Nature Preserve, Dedication

Legacy Homes of Crystal Lake proposes to dedicate approximately 6.4 acres as buffer addition to Boloria Meadows Nature Preserve. Boloria Meadows (INAI #1705) is a 36-acre site purchased by the Boone Creek Watershed Alliance in 2003. The purchase of the property was part of a conservation development plan for the McAndrews Glen residential subdivision in the Village of Bull Valley. During the subdivision plat review process and crafting of an annexation agreement with the village, the developer of McAndrews Glen agreed to incorporate conservation design principals to protect the on-site natural areas. A significant change to the original development plan was the reduction of home sites from 90 to 30 clustered home sites and the sale of the high-quality natural area to the Boone Creek Watershed Alliance. Legacy Homes now requests the dedication of 6.4 acres of restored open space land within the subdivision as buffer addition to Boloria Meadows Nature Preserve. The proposed buffer, located in the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Morainal Natural Division, borders the eastern boundary of the Nature Preserve and is in the initial stages of prairie and woodland restoration. The proposed buffer also provides the only public access to the Nature Preserve. The purchase of the property was accomplished with the assistance of the IDNR’s C2000 program.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
John Nelson Preliminary Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 18:* McHenry Co. – Spring Hill Buffer Addition to Boone Creek Fen Nature Preserve, Dedication

Alan and Jeanine Dammann propose to dedicate approximately 9.4 acres of land, located in the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Morainal Division, as the Spring Hill Buffer Addition to the Boone Creek Fen Nature Preserve. The proposed buffer addition consists of dry-mesic upland forest and seep natural communities. The buffer addition is adjacent to the 465-acre Boone Creek Fen and Seep INAI site (#1015) and is located within a ground watershed that has been designated as a Class III Special Resource Groundwater by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Illinois Pollution Control Board. This site is one of the finest examples of graminoid fen and seep wetlands within the State. The entire natural area is under private ownership, and its protection has long been recognized as a worthy goal by many local landowners. The proposed buffer addition is a continuation of efforts by local landowners to create a "macro-preserve" that encompasses as much of the Boone Creek Fen and Seep Natural Area and associated recharge zones as possible.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
John Nelson Preliminary Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 19* McLean Co. – Merwin Savanna Nature Preserve and Nature Preserve Buffer, Dedication

Merwin Savanna, owned by the ParkLands Foundation, is an approximately 83-acre site. The site includes the 61.5-acre ParkLands Foundation Merwin Preserve Natural Area (INAI #1734), recognized on the INAI for an 11-acre, grade C, "best-of-its-kind," dry-mesic, black-soil savanna. A single 35-acre tract is being proposed for dedication as a nature preserve. This tract contains the 11-acre savanna, 10.5 acres of grade C dry-mesic upland forest, plus peripheral areas supporting upland and bottomland forest. A 0.75-acre hill prairie remnant, listed as a notable feature on the INAI, occurs on the southward-facing river bluffs. Approximately 48 acres in two wooded tracts adjacent to the proposed nature preserve tract (12 acres on the west and 36 acres on the north) are being proposed as nature preserve buffer. Each of the two tracts contains a small gravel parking area. Most of the north buffer tract is listed on the INAI as grade D upland forest. This area contains some of the oldest bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) trees on the site, and its savanna structure is being restored by thinning woody plants and conducting prescribed burns. The southern boundary of the proposed nature preserve and buffer is defined by the centerline of the Mackinaw River, which is a 0.6-mile reach of the Mackinaw River Natural Area (INAI #788). Natural communities at the Merwin Savanna are representative of the Grand Prairie Section of the Grand Prairie Natural Division.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Tom Lerczak Preliminary Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 20:* Peoria Co. – Peoria Wilds Preserve Buffer Addition to Detweiller Woods Nature Preserve, Dedication

The proposed 21.85-acre Peoria Wilds Preserve is owned by Harry and Sara Stone of Peoria. The Stones are seeking to dedicate the area as a buffer addition to Detweiller Woods Nature Preserve. The Nature Conservancy currently holds a perpetual conservation easement on the entire 25.6-acre area owned by the Stones. The proposed buffer addition is located on the western edge of the Grand Prairie Section of the Grand Prairie Natural Division. The site lies immediately north of the 706-acre Detweiller Park and within 300 feet from the northeast corner of Detweiller Woods Nature Preserve. The proposed buffer addition includes 7.4 acres of dry-mesic and mesic upland forest contiguous with the upland forests of Detweiller Park (INAI #208), two small grade C/D glacial drift hill prairies, and a 14.4-acre upland prairie restoration planted in 1993. Hydrological drainage from a portion of Detweiller Woods Nature Preserve and Detweiller Park flows through the proposed buffer addition and south through the Detweiller Riverfront Prairie INAI site (#1733). The upland forests also provide additional habitat for forest sensitive breeding birds that breed within the 10,000-acre Peoria Bluff Legacy Area, an extensive corridor of wooded blufflands, hill prairies, and river floodplain extending north of the city of Peoria. The proposed buffer addition will increase the size of Detweiller Woods Nature Preserve from 246 acres to 267.85 acres.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Mary Kay Solecki Preliminary Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 21:* Madison Co. – Bohm Woods Nature Preserve, Dedication

The approximately 92-acre Bohm Woods is owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and is considered to be the best remaining example of mesic and dry-mesic upland forest located in the Glaciated Section of the Middle Mississippi Border Natural Division. The INAI describes Bohm Woods (#184) as containing very high-quality upland forest and identified three natural communities, totaling 83 acres, within the boundaries of the woods. The three natural communities found at Bohm Woods include grade A mesic upland forest, grade B and C dry-mesic upland forest, and grade C wet bottomland forest. In 1981, the INPC approved in principle the dedication of the entire 83 acres of Bohm Woods INAI site as an Illinois nature preserve (Resolution #592). In 1982, Dora Bohm dedicated the northwest 10.3 acres of Bohm Woods as the William and Emma Bohm Memorial Nature Preserve. In 1995, Dora Bohm’s family dedicated the northeast 6.14 acres of the woods as the E. Dora Bohm Memorial Nature Preserve. In 1996, an addition of buffer to the E. Dora Bohm Memorial Nature Preserve, known as Toadwood Scrubs addition as buffer, was dedicated by neighbors John and Kay Kendall. With the proposed dedication, the entire INAI site will be protected.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Judy Faulkner Dempsey Preliminary Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 22:* Will Co. – Dellwood Park West Nature Preserve and Nature Preserve Buffer, Dedication

The Lockport Township Park District wishes to protect its unique natural communities and habitat for endangered species by dedicating approximately 32 acres of Dellwood Park West as an Illinois nature preserve and 81 acres of the site as dedicated buffer. Dellwood Park West is a 196-acre site owned by the Lockport Township Park District and occurs in the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Morainal Natural Division. The northern 25 acres is recognized as Lockport Prairie East on the INAI (#14) for its dolomite prairie habitat which harbors the state and federally endangered leafy prairie clover (Dalea foliosa). In addition, the state- endangered Butler’s quillwort (Isoetes butleri) was recently discovered here. While the quality of Lockport Prairie East has declined since its original inventory in 1977, a recent grant allowed for the implementation of a large-scale management and restoration plan. Dolomite prairie and savanna, and sedge meadow remnants are still present, and the quality of these communities has been increasing over recent years with aggressive management.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Kim Roman Preliminary Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 23:* Lake Co. – Jean Farwell Woods Addition of Buffer (Farwell Parcel) to Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve, Dedication

The 5-acre Jean Farwell Woods buffer addition to Middlefork Savanna Nature Presrve is owned by Frank Farwell and occurs in the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Morainal Natural Division. This 5-acre parcel includes surviving elements of mesic savanna that extend from Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve and transition into dry-mesic forest (INAI #1245). The Jean Farwell Woods buffer addition to Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve was one of three parcels presented to the INPC at its 190th Meeting in May, 2006, on behalf of John Lillard and Frank Farwell. At that meeting, the Commission conferred preliminary approval for Lillard parcel #2 (3.162 acres) and the Farwell parcel (5 acres) (Resolution #1875), and tabled granting preliminary approval for dedication of Lillard parcel #1 (12.692 acres). This parcel is one of five parcels that will be presented at the 191st Meeting of the INPC that will increase the amount of land formally protected at Middlefork Savanna from 581.8 acres to 602.954 acres.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Steven Byers Final Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 24:* Lake Co. – Jean Farwell Woods Addition of Buffer (Lillard Parcel #2) to Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve, Dedication

The 3.162-acre Jean Farwell Woods buffer addition to Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve is owned by John Lillard and occurs in the Morainal Section of the Northewastern Morainal Natural Division. This 3.162-acre parcel includes surviving elements of mesic savanna that extend from Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve and transition into dry-mesic forest (INAI #1245). The Jean Farwell Woods buffer addition to Middlefork Savanna Nature Preserve is one of three parcels presented to the INPC at its 190th Meeting in May, 2006, on behalf of John Lillard and Frank Farwell. At that meeting, the Commission conferred preliminary approval for Lillard parcel #2 (3.162 acres) (Resolution #1876) and the Farwell parcel (5 acres), and tabled granting preliminary approval for dedication of Lillard parcel #1 (12.692 acres). This parcel is one of five parcels that will be presented to the 191st Meeting of the INPC that will increase the amount of land formally protected at Middlefork Savanna from 581.8 acres to 602.954 acres.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Steven Byers Final Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 25:* Randolph Co. – Swayne Hollow Nature Preserve, Dedication

The proposed Swayne Hollow Nature Preserve comprises approximately one half of the Swayne Hollow INAI site (#827). The Nature Conservancy wishes to dedicate the 88 acres in their ownership as an Illinois nature preserve. Swayne Hollow is located in the Central Section of the Ozark Natural Division and is included on the INAI as a Category II site for threatened and endangered species and the presence of the state-threatened yellow honeysuckle (Lonicera flava) which occurs on an undisturbed sandstone cliff community. Notable features include relict plant species. Swayne Hollow is significant primarily due to the presence of the federally threatened small whorled pogonia orchid (Isotria medeoloides) which is the only known population of this plant in Illinois. The orchid has not been observed since 1991, but extended dormancy is characteristic for this species. The relict plant species that occur at Swayne Hollow include shining clubmoss (Lycopodium lucidulum), ground pine (Lycopodium flabelliforme), chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), interrupted fern (Osmunda claytoniana), and cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea), all occurring on the north-facing grade A sandstone cliff community. The Commission conferred preliminary approval for dedication at the Commission’s 190th Meeting in May, 2006 (Resolution #1877).

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Judy Faulkner Dempsey Final Approval for Dedication
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 26:* McHenry Co. – Proposed Equestrian Trail and Vehicle Access at Black Crown Marsh Land and Water Reserve

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), owner of the Black Crown Marsh Land and Water Reserve, propose to construct an equestrian and dog sled trail within the Land and Water Reserve. This project will develop 2.56 miles of trails for equestrian and dog sled use on former agricultural fields (now in farm lease program for hay production) and successional growth areas. The trail system will consist of two connected loops and a short access spur. Trails will have grass surface. Where encountered, brush will be cleared; trees will be avoided. Wetlands and hydric soils will be avoided also.

A short roadway and a cul-de-sac with gravel surface will provide vehicular access at the trailhead, which is located at a former farmstead. Foundations of former buildings will be removed to construct the road and cul-de-sac. Parking will be accommodated on grass surfaces adjacent to the cul-de-sac.

The trail system and vehicular access are located within the Black Crown Marsh Land and Water Reserve (INAI site #1503). The IDNR’s District 7 Natural Heritage Biologist will incorporate the trails and vehicular access into the Land and Water Rreserve’s three-year management plan and submit the plan to the INPC for review/approval. Management of equestrian and dog sled uses will include time and date restrictions based on use of the wetlands by migratory waterfowl and endangered or threatened species, e.g., the south loop will be closed during portions of the spring and fall seasons.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Greg Kelly Approval of Equestrian and Dog Sled Trail
Department of Natural Resources
John Nelson
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 27:* Vegetation Management Guidelines

The Management Guidelines give landowners and managers guidance on how to address a land management issue in a nature preserve or land and water reserve. Once approved by the Commission, they become part of the policy guidance used by staff to review and approve management plans. Updated Vegetation Management Guidelines for the control of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) and winter creeper (Euonymus fortunei) will be presented for approval. The guidelines were submitted to INPC Consultants and Advisors and to selected natural area land managers for review. Recommended changes were incorporated into the documents.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Bob Edgin Approval of Management Guidelines
Nature Preserves Commission

Item 28: Natural Areas Acquisition Stewardship Project List, Approval

The Natural Areas Stewardship project uses monies provided by the Natural Areas Acquisition Fund (10% of land acquisition budget) to fund management activities on both state-owned and private nature preserves and land and water reserves. In FY07, $600,000 will be available for natural areas stewardship needs statewide. The list of proposed projects will be presented to the INPC for review and recommendation.

REPORT ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Randy Heidorn Approval of Stewardship Project List
Nature Preserves Commission
Bob Szafoni
IDNR, Office of Resource Conservation

Item 29: Public Comment Period (3 minutes per person)

Item 30: Other Business

Item 31: Adjournment