(70 ILCS 410/2) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7102)
    Sec. 2. 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.)