Title

Illinois Recreational Access Program

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

One of the more challenging issues facing the Department of Natural Resources is providing public outdoor recreational access and opportunities. Illinois ranks 46th in the nation for publicly-owned land with more than 97% of the land is privately owned. In order to carry on our outdoor traditions, we need to connect youth and families to the land. IDNR has created the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) by utilizing resources obtained from the US Department of Agriculture’s NRCS Voluntary Public Access–Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP).

Comments

Multiple documents and resources containing information on the Illinois Recreational Access Program were donated to Olivet Nazarene University by the Black family. Benner Library's Digital Initiatives staff found the information in one source online and is providing a link to that source. J.R. Black was an advocate for the conservation of the Kankakee River and spent many years collecting data and working with multiple organizations to preserve the Kankakee River Valley.

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