The 30-acre Lockport Prairie East Preserve was acquired between 1990 and 2008.
The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.
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Lockport Prairie East Preserve protects wetland and prairie habitat.
Wildlife found at the preserve includes hawks and grassland birds.
The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including pale leafcup and glade quillwort.
The site is managed with invasive species control, prescribed burning and habitat restoration to protect and enhance its natural resources.