Illinois Beach-Chiwaukee Prairie
Illinois Beach - Chiwaukee Prairie
The Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund established a 40-year partnership to preserve and restore Chiwaukee Prairie in southeast Wisconsin. Partners include the Village of Pleasant Prairie, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, The Nature Conservancy - Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Potential exists for a larger agreement to manage critical beach, dune, swale habitat across state lines with Illinois Department of Natural Resources at Illinois Beach State Park and Lake County Forest Preserve District at Spring Bluff and Lyons Woods Nature Preserves. The District Restoration Ecologist has initiated contact with the Wisconsin partners. Reintroductions of rare insects and management of federally endangered species exist.