Sustainable land use preserves our landscape, conserves natural resources, and provides safety and well-being to the community. Lake County’s Planning, Building and Development Department encourages this approach through the Sustainability Chapter of the Lake County Regional Framework Plan. In addition, the Lake County Forest Preserve’s Strategic Conservation Planning provides guidance to smart development and livable cities that balances the built environment with the natural one.
Take Action: You can help shape the future of Lake County’s development and conservation measures.
Businesses: Corporate Campuses are part of Lake County’s habitat complexes by providing food, shelter, and space for local flora and fauna. Lake County’s Native Landscape Design Guidelines is just one resource available for Lake County businesses interested in incorporating plant species native to northern Illinois.