Photo Credit to Gordon Garcia
Photo Credit to Gordon Garcia

Protecting Great Horned Owls and other Wildlife in Kane County Forest Preserves

Kane County Connects Staff - Forest Preserve District of Kane County 2/1/2024 11:00AM

Great Horned Owls are currently nesting in the forest preserves, adding excitement to this time of year. To ensure the safety and well-being of these owls and other wildlife, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County kindly request the public's cooperation:

  • If you're aware of animal-nesting locations in the preserves, please avoid tagging or sharing them on social media. Instead, use "Forest Preserve District of Kane County" or "Kane County, Illinois" as the location. 
  • ​Refrain from approaching wildlife.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 100 feet or more from wildlife.
  • Avoid entering enclosures, including fenced areas.
  • Respect areas closed off for restoration.
  • Do not wade into wetlands.
  • Do not feed wildlife.
  • Do not throw items at wildlife to gain their attention.
  • Stick to designated trails.
  • Keep dogs on a leash at all times (unless in one of our three off-leash preserves).
  • Adhere to all Forest Preserve District Ordinances.

If you witness anyone harassing wildlife, please call 911 immediately. Don't wait; a Forest Preserve Officer will be dispatched promptly.

Following these tips will ensure the preserves remain enjoyable for visitors while providing a safe and healthy environment for the resident animals.

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