Natural Land Management

Preserving our Natural Environment Ravine Management
Tree Maintenance and Care
Natural Plantings
Maintaining our Beach
Bluff Stabilization

Ravine Management
The Lake Forest Collaborative for Environmental Leadership has recently received over $76,000 in grant money to fund the Lake Forest Ravines Education and Outreach Project. The LFCEL will be restoring the Seminary Ravine, just south of Forest Park.  This project will serve as a cornerstone demonstration site to teach residents and students about ravine health and what ravines should look like.

If you are a homeowner adjacent to a ravine, please take a look at the LFCEL's new brochure containing important information for your landscaping, stormwater runoff, pesticides, and more.  Click on the "Steep Slopes, Long Legacy for Homeowners Near Ravines" brochure for more information.

All Lake Forest residents can also benefit from learning about the importance of ravines to the ecosystem.  Click on the "Steep Slopes, Long Legacy" brochure for more information

Don't Stuff the Bluff!  Keep Lake Forest's Ravines Clean

The Lake Forest Collaborative for Environmental Leadership ("LFCEL"), which members include The City of Lake Forest, Lake Forest Elementary School District #67Lake Forest High School District #115Lake Forest Open Lands Association and Lake Forest College, was formed to bring together the community to educate and engage in environmental action and to promote sustainable practices within Lake Forest.

The role (expanded in the "Goals" listed below) of the Collaborative is to bring together the collective resources of its members to identify and consider existing issues while identifying new programs and approaches that encourage environmental thinking and action to:
  • Protect Lake Forest's unique natural heritage
  • Enhance residents' quality of life
  • Improve the value of the community
  • Make a meaningful contribution to creating a healthier community and local ecosystems
  • Expand the conservation ethic and resident pride

Tree Maintenance and Care

The Forestry section of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is responsible for overseeing the health, care, and aesthetics of the City's urban forest. A healthy well-maintained urban forest can boost property values, reduce stormwater runoff and erosion, clean our air, and contributes to a sense of community pride.

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Maintaining our Beach
COMING SOON!

Bluff Stabilization
The City of Lake Forest is currently working to finish the Bluff Stabilization of Forest Park, which is estimated to be completed in the fall of 2021. The design of the upper slope retaining walls, slope drains, and the restoration of the constructed impact areas will provide the current level of maintenance required for the bluff. The City continues to investigate opportunities for further risk analysis and identification of additional construction opportunities, for ongoing maintenance. 

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Natural Plantings
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