The West Branch Forest Preserve is +/- 800 acre preserve that contains several miles of walking paths, three fishing lakes (that were once quarries) and 1.6 miles of the West Branch DuPage River. The project includes the restoration of 6,000’ of the West Branch DuPage River to raise the base flow elevation to re-access the historic flood plain, and nearly 100 acres of tree and brush removal (mainly buckthorn and other non-natives); and implementation of a 10 year management and monitoring program.

The Details


DuPage County, Illinois

Construction Cost/Fee

$8.2 million / $790 thousand


Forest Preserve District of DuPage County