|The Department of Natural Resources has purchased two (2) properties for a combined total of 160 acres (156.5 crop / 3.5 improved lot).|
The property is located in Livingston County, Parcel #'s 383-07-1 and 383-07-2.
The property was acquired from the following individuals:
383-07-1 / Daniel James Helwig, et al. / $480,000.00
383-07-2 / Boyd L. Hummel / $480,000.00
These parcels were purchased through federal funding through Pittman-Robinson (PR) Wildlife Restoration with the United States of America, acting by and through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service via grant number W-186-L, approved circa 2015.
Properties have been purchased for $960,000.00
Closing Dates: December 13 & 14, 2017
Property Maps and Legal Descriptions are provided by attachment.
30 ILCS 500/1-10 b) 6) requires Agencies to publish a notice in the Procurement Bulletin when it purchases land with a value greater than $25,000.
Notice is hereby given that the Property was acquired through the Grant. The purpose for which the property was acquired from willing sellers was to provide permanent, high-quality habitat for resident grassland wildlife and migratory grassland birds. Over 60 hunter days per year will be added when this site is entered into the Free Upland Game Hunting Program. Management would include frequent disturbance (prescribed fire, strip disking, herbicide application, etc.) to maintain the early successional grassland habitat many birds require for nesting, foraging and rearing broods. Long-term management goals of the site will be to provide nesting, brood-rearing and winter cover for ring-necked pheasant and other grassland birds, as well as vigilant control of invasive species.