TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER f: ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
PART 2580 CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
SECTION 2580.10 DEFINITIONS
Section 2580.10 Definitions
"Conservation Management Plan" means a plan approved by the Department of Natural Resources that specifies conservation and management practices, including uses that will be conducted to preserve and restore unimproved land.
"Conservation Stewardship Program" or "CSP" means the program described in this Part designed to incentivize landowners to maintain, preserve, conserve and manage unimproved land by reducing the valuation of property taxes of landowners with a conservation management plan approved by the Department.
"Contiguous" means not separated by anything other than rivers, streams, road or right-of-way easement.
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
"Managed Land" means unimproved land of 5 contiguous acres or more that is subject to a conservation management plan.
"Materially Disturbs the Land" means to degrade the natural state of the land.
"Taxpayer" means the individual or entity responsible for payment of taxes on the enrolled property or on the property for which enrollment in CSP is sought.
"Unimproved Land" means woodlands, prairie, wetlands or other vacant and undeveloped land that is not used for any residential or commercial purpose that materially disturbs the land.
"Wooded Acreage" means unimproved land that is predominately tree and shrub cover.
(Source: Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 7702, effective May 18, 2015)