Exelon Corporation

Glenbard Prairie

Lombard, Illinois, United States

Certified through 2023

Project Name
Project Type
Glenbard Prairie
Grassland
About the Program
Exelon Corporation includes the site of Glenbard Prairie in Illinois and is located south of the Great Western Bike Trail and west of the I-355 Tollway. While it is not open to the public, it's location and use as an electric transmission ROW make safety a high priority. The adjacent land is also Chuchill Prairie Nature Preserve. The previous use of the site land was tree and shrub propogation for a nursery. 

Practices and Impacts
The Glenbard Prairie grassland project was started in 2012 and includes 11 acres of what is now being restored as native grasslands. Management includes invasive species removal, controlled burns, and native plantings and seedings. The area is monitored each year both for vegetation diversity and wildlife usage. 

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