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By The Numbers 

Restoration Opportunities

  • Aggregate open space acreage in Phase 1 = 15,000
  • Total acreage of the Calumet Core project area = 140,000
  • Miles of terrestrial and water trails connected to Millennium Park = 53
  • Miles of Illinois’s Lake Michigan coastline to be restored within the Reserve = 15
  • Miles of Indiana National Shoreline to be connected to restored shoreline in Illinois = 25
  • Acres of industrial land (brownfields) in the Calumet region = 2,000
  • Acres of underutilized land the Illinois International Port District can dedicate to recreation, conservation, habitat restoration, and wildlife protection = 1,500
  • Number of Millennium Reserve: Calumet Core partner organizations = over 50
  • Current ecosystem partnerships working within Millennium Reserve boundaries = 5
  • Future potential partner organizations affiliated with ecosystem partners = over 400

Strengthening Communities

  • Population of residents with improved quality of life within the Millennium Reserve: Calumet Core Project Area = 433,939
  • Number of municipalities located in Millennium Reserve = 36
  • Registered state historic sites within Millennium Reserve that contribute to tourism in the region = 3
  • Number of nature centers providing economic value and public benefits to the region = 6

Natural Heritage

Calumet Core Project Area

  • Number of species identified at one site, in one day within Millennium Reserve: Calumet Core area = 2,257
  • Number of threatened plant species = 40
  • Number of threatened animal species = 20
  • Number of significant natural community types = 14
  • Number of Illinois Natural Area Inventory sites = 23
  • Total acreage of high-quality natural areas = 5,929
  • Acres of wetlands = 4,276

Expansion zone

  • Number of threatened plant species = 62
  • Number of threatened animal species = 29
  • Number of significant natural community types = 30
  • Number of Illinois Natural Area Inventory sites = 55
  • Total acreage of high-quality natural areas = 18,033
  • Acres of wetlands = 18,554

Updated July 2013