(525 ILCS 33/20)
Illinois Open Land Trust Program.
The Department of Natural
shall develop and administer the Illinois Open Land Trust Program. The purpose
program is to acquire real property, or conservation easements
for natural areas,
from willing sellers for conservation
and recreation purposes. The land shall be chosen because
it will preserve and
Illinois' natural environment, create a system of open spaces
lands, and improve the quality of life and
opportunities for citizens of this State now and in the future.
(Source: P.A. 91-220, eff. 7-21-99.)