(30 ILCS 150/2)
(from Ch. 105, par. 732)
As used in this Article, unless the context
otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to
them in this Section:
(a) "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.
(b) "Director" means the Director of Natural Resources.
(c) "Natural heritage lands" means lands and waters
dedicated as Nature Preserves in accordance with the Illinois Natural
Areas Preservation Act and other lands and waters representing outstanding
examples of native ecological communities or providing habitat for
endangered or threatened species and so categorized by the Department in the
Illinois Natural Areas Inventory or the Illinois Natural Heritage Database
maintained by the Department.
(d) "Natural Heritage Fund" means the Natural Heritage Fund created in
Section 4 of this Act and Section 5.169 of "An Act in relation to State
finance", approved June 10, 1919, as amended.
(e) "Trust Fund" means the Natural Heritage Endowment Trust Fund created in
Section 4 of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)