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 1900 acres of McHenry County's prairies, wetlands and woodlands by working with private landowners, communities and other partners. We do this by direct acquisition of property (through purchase or donation), or the establishment of conservation easements.
When we take such sites under our care, it is our intention that they will be protected on behalf of the community in perpetuity.