Illinois Extension

2023 Conservation@Home Cook County Certification Application

Conservation@Home Cook County recognizes and certifies properties that demonstrate environmentally sound landscape practices. This program is brought to you by the partnership of Forest Preserves of Cook County and University of Illinois Extension.

Through the Conservation@Home certification program, residents of Cook County have the opportunity to shape their private landscapes in a conservation minded way with guidance and criteria provided for them. The biggest reward for integrating sustainable practices on your property is being aware that you are contributing to clean water, rich soil and resilient ecosystems that support people and wildlife. 

Conservation@Home is a program of The Conservation Foundation. University of Illinois Extension is pleased to be a partner.

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Please check all that apply.
1 acre = 43,560 square feet, 1/2 = acre 21,780 sf., 1/4 = acre 10,890 sf., A typical city lot is 25 x 125 which is 3,125 sf.
Check all that apply
NOTE: Invasive plant species from around the world have spread across Cook County. One of the most problematic and abundant of these invaders is a tree called buckthorn.
(i.e. pond, shoreline vegetation, permeable pavers, storm water collection system, etc.)
Participation is voluntary.
The Illinois Monarch Project are surveying how many milkweed plants are in the Cook County Area. Please indicate the amount of stems below.

Civil Rights Compliance - Participant Info

As part of our commitment to providing equal opportunities in our programming, University of Illinois Extension is required to collect and report overall statistics about the race, ethnicity, and gender of program participants. Your responses are voluntary and appreciated.