Habitat & Wildlife

Goal
Preservation, protection and enhancement of the existing and potential natural resources and wildlife habitat that are enjoyed by village residents.

Of the workshop attendees on April 26, 2003, 97.3% agreed or strongly agreed with this goal statement.

Objectives
Listed in order of urgency for implementation:
  • Prepare an area-wide inventory that identifies natural resources and habitats that are unique to Homer Glen.
  • Prepare a plan based on the area-wide inventory to preserve and manage existing and potential natural resources and habitats that emphasizes larger, connected areas rather than small, isolated pockets.
  • Educate residents about the role that natural resources and wildlife play in maintaining a high quality of life in the village and residents roles in protection and restoration efforts.
  • Adopt design guidelines and ordinances for new development that support the preservation and protection of natural resources and environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Develop incentive measures for landowners and developers to preserve and create natural areas, including the use of conservation easements.
  • Encourage natural landscaping on both public and private properties throughout the village.
  • Encourage access by community residents, especially children, to public wildlife habitats and natural areas.