(70 ILCS 410/2)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7102)
As used in this Act unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "District" means a conservation district organized under this
Act, "board" means the board of trustees of such district and "trustee"
means a trustee of such district.
(b) "Open land" or "open space" means any space or area of land or
water the preservation or the restriction of development or use of which
would maintain or enhance the conservation of natural or scenic
resources; protect natural streams or water supply; promote conservation
of soils, wet lands or shores; afford or enhance public outdoor
recreation opportunities; preserve flora and fauna, geological features,
historic sites or other areas of educational or scientific interest;
enhance the value to the public of abutting or neighboring highways,
parks or other public lands; implement the plan of development adopted
by the planning commission of any municipality or promote orderly urban
or suburban development.
(c) "Wildland" means any open land which is not under cultivation or
otherwise subject to intensive use or development.
(d) "Political party" means a political party as defined in the general election law.
(e) "Public office" means an office to which a person is elected or
appointed to discharge a public duty for the State or any of its
political subdivisions and an office which is established and the
qualifications and duties are prescribed by statute.
(f) "Development of real property" means the constructing,
installing, planting or creating of any permanent improvement of real
property for the purposes of a district if the district has or plans to
acquire an interest.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)