(525 ILCS 30/3.02) (from Ch. 105, par. 703.02)
    Sec. 3.02. "Buffer area" means an area of land, any estate, interest or right in which has been dedicated or registered under this Act as a buffer area because it protects, provides access to or otherwise serves as a necessary adjunct to a nature preserve or registered natural area or because in the opinion of the Commission it will, with protection, become a natural area suitable for dedication as a nature preserve in the future.
(Source: P.A. 82-445.)