Forest Preserve District of Will County

375 Acres of Wooded Land - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment


In 2011, Robinson Engineering’s affiliate company, GEOCON Professional Services, LLC (GEOCON) was retained by the Forest Preserve District of Will County (FPDWC) to conduct a Phase I ESA of the property for their due diligence for the planned property acquisition. The property was acquired and preserved by the Forest Preserve.

The 375-acre property included numerous parcels of land that were historically wooded and located along the banks of the Des Plaines River in Lockport Township. The property included a 314-acre FPDWC Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve and the remaining land consisted of railroad tracks, heavily wooded undeveloped areas, prairies, creeks, and wetlands.

Key Project Elements

• Three Phase I ESA reports were prepared for the FPDWC due to the noncontiguous configuration of the parcels
• Project planning with the MWRDGC representatives assisted with the challenge of accessing the heavily wooded areas with rugged terrain

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