In Logan County, where 95% of the land is used for agricultural purposes, the pressure on the few remaining natural areas has been intense. In the five years between
1964 and 1969, the total woodland was reduced 25%. Woodland now comprises less than 2% of the total land area in Logan County, and each year the woodland is further
reduced. If we expect our natural areas to remain in their present condition, we must take deliberate steps to provide for their protection.
The purpose of the Logan County Park & Trails Foundation is to receive and administer funds for the acquisition, development, beautification, preservation and operation
of sites in Logan County, Illinois. These sites are suitable for parks, recreation, nature preservation, and as botanical, zoological, horticultural, and conservation
areas for the benefit of the general public and the citizens of Logan County.
The Logan County Parks & Trails Foundation, incorporated in 1969, is privately funded and not associated with any governmental organization. The foundation is administered
by a board of directors elected from its membership.
Their holdings consist of approximately 2,000 acres, one-third of which is woodland recreational areas. The other two-thirds is productive farm land; the income from
this land, along with private donations, is used to support the park and recreational activities.