Calumet Stewardship Initiative

Forest Preserve District of Cook County

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC) maintains more than 68,000 acres of natural areas and open lands that include educational and recreational facilities for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public.  Over 9,300 of these acres lie within the Illinois portion of the Calumet region. These lands are biologically and culturally rich and diverse and provide a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities.  The District is very dedicated to the protection and restoration of these important habitats and to the people, animals, and plants that call the Calumet home.

A partner with CSI since it first formed, the Forest Preserve deeply values the collaborations and professional partnerships that result from the initiative. The combined efforts of the CSI have resulted in introducing a wider, diverse audience to the wonders of the Calumet region. Forest Preserve staff participates in CSI’s Stewardship Committee and Education Committee in planning special events, projects, and volunteer and education opportunities.  The Forest Preserve is proud to be a member of this remarkable initiative.

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