Recreational and Conservation Land Use
At this time there is limited conservation and recreational land uses within the Township. Although the Kishwaukee River has significant presence within the Township, opportunities for recreation are limited. Existing landowners should be encouraged to plan conservation area prior to selling their property. Such set asides could be established by deed restrictions or other conservation methods.
The McHenry County Conservation District should be encouraged to invest in the Township by identifying and purchasing environmentally sensitive or important land areas that reflect the unique ecological character of the County. It is incumbent upon the Land Use Plan to actively involve the Conservation District in any large scale planning opportunities.