Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce that Kerry Leigh, Executive Director, has been appointed by Governor Pritzker to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Advisory Board. Kerry’s term of service will go through January, 2025.
The IDNR Advisory Board was established via Illinois State Statute under 20 ILCS 5/5-560 and is comprised of 13 people from across the state. Advisory Board members play an important role for the department. While board members do not have statutory authority to bind the agency, they discuss with and can advise the agency regarding conservation, recreational opportunities, protection of lands, bodies of water and wildlife, research, land acquisition, and hunting seasons, and bag limits of protected wildlife.
Leigh is also a board member of Prairie State Conservation Coalition and a consultant to the Illinois Department of Nature Preserves Commission.