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.