“How practically can human communities and individuals fit and live well within nature? We cannot do this alone, even with our loyal, talented, conservationist colleagues. However, …we can work unflaggingly to promote effective cultures of conservation and help to spread their influence to an ever widening circle of communities regional, national, and global. Is there really any other moral and civic alternative?” Strachan Donnelley
Strachan Donnelley grew up in Lake County and eventually founded the esteemed Center for Humans and Nature. He led the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation in protecting three parcels of farmland near his boyhood home. With tailor-made conservation easements, the foundation prohibited development but allowed farming to continue. It then donated the properties to Conserve Lake County.