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Illinois Conservation and Conservancy Districts: Background

Learn about Soil and Water Conservation Districts and River Conservancy Districts and how they relate to the management of water supply in Illinois.

About this guide

This guide provides information about Illinois Conservation Districts and Conservancy Districts, which are special taxation districts to support local stewardship of natural resources.  See the tabs for each link type for information on legislation governing specific district types, lists of Illinois districts with website links (where available), and relevant books and reports.

Illinois Conservation and Conservancy District Legislation

Establishment of Conservation and Conservancy Districts is governed by Illinois Statutes, Chapter 70.  The different district types serve different purposes, see the tabs for more detail on specific district types. 


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