McHenry County’s landscape is richly diversified. Its features range from glacial remnants such as kames, moraines, and outwash plains, to the more recent woodlands, prairies, stream corridors, bogs and fens.
Lifelong residents, as well as new residents, are attracted to McHenry County’s special combination of small towns, natural areas, rural character and rural agricultural fields and farmsteads.
Since 1991, The Land Conservancy has helped protect over 2,500 acres of McHenry County’s prairies, wetlands and woodlands by working with private landowners, communities and other partners. We do this by accepting donated conservation easements and direct acquisition of property (through purchase or donation).
When we take such sites under our care, it is our intention to protect them on behalf of the community forever.
Vision: A community where people take care of their home – McHenry County – by conserving land and water resources for all generations to come.
Mission: To preserve natural, agricultural and scenic land forever, in and around McHenry County, by working with private landowners, communities and other like-minded partners.