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What We Do

McHenry County has already lost too many acres of natural land to development…high-quality natural areas that can never be replaced, including oak woodlands, remnant prairies, farmland and critical water recharge areas.

Since 1991, TLC has helped landowners who wish to preserve their property understand the land protection options that are available.

We work with municipal leaders and land planners to incorporate sound environmental principles into their work, and partner with municipalities to restore and manage their natural areas.

TLC provides educational opportunities and training for landowners and volunteers to improve their land restoration skills.

Over 90% of the land in McHenry County is in private hands. The character of our community will be created by the decisions those individuals make for the land they own. TLC is here to provide good information and a greater diversity of preservation options for local residents.