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File #: 23-0561    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Intergovernmental Agreement Status: Approved
File created: 10/26/2023 In control: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations
On agenda: 11/14/2023 Final action: 12/12/2023
Title: PROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Resource Management Other Part(ies): University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to enter into an intergovernmental services agreement Goods or Services: Interdisciplinary scientific research, data, and outreach services related to the implementation of the Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan and Sustainability & Climate Resiliency Plan. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2028, with one (1) five-year extension option to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $300,000.00 per calendar year and a total of $3,000,000.00 including any optional extensions. FY 2024 $300,000.00; FY 2025 $300,000.00; FY 2026 $300,000.00; FY 2027 $300,000.00; FY 2028 $300,000.00; FY 2029 $300,000.00 (Optional); FY 2030 $300,000.00 (Optional); FY 2031 $300,000.00 (Opti...
Indexes: (Inactive) ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Attachments: 1. Prairie Research Institute, 2. Natural & Cultural Resources Master Plan - Forest Preserves of Cook County, 3. Sustainability & Climate Resiliency Plan - Forest Preserves of Cook County
Related files: 19-0399, 18-0400
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PROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT

Department: Department of Resource Management

Other Part(ies): University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to enter into an intergovernmental services agreement

Goods or Services: Interdisciplinary scientific research, data, and outreach services related to the implementation of the Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan and Sustainability & Climate Resiliency Plan.

Agreement Number(s): N/A

Agreement Period: 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2028, with one (1) five-year extension option to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent

Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $300,000.00 per calendar year and a total of $3,000,000.00 including any optional extensions. FY 2024 $300,000.00; FY 2025 $300,000.00; FY 2026 $300,000.00; FY 2027 $300,000.00; FY 2028 $300,000.00; FY 2029 $300,000.00 (Optional); FY 2030 $300,000.00 (Optional); FY 2031 $300,000.00 (Optional); FY 2032 $300,000.00 (Optional); FY 2033 $300,000.00 (Optional)

Accounts: Professional Services 51033.520840; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 and 51010.520840; and all future Professional Services and Grant and Mitigation accounts

District(s): Districtwide

Summary: Since 2014, the Forest Preserves has partnered with the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois for the purpose of developing a Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan, a landmark document that has helped guide the allocation of resources and informed strategies to pursue and meet the ambitious goals set forth in the Forest Preserves' Next Century Conservation Plan. A number of milestone projects have been achieved pursuant to implementation of the plan, including comprehensive field assessments of natural and archaeological resources within the preserves, the subsequent prioritization of Forest Preserves lands for restoration, development of a seed sourcing policy, and the develop...

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