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Preserve Watch

We invite you to report any unusual activity on forest preserve property to our Rangers or the Lake County Sheriff's Department
To report an emergency, call 911.
For nonemergency public safety issues, call 847-968-3411 or 847-549-5200 and ask to speak with a Ranger, or fill out the Email Tip Form below.

What you should report

Nonemergency situations that do not immediately threaten life or property can be reported via this email tip form. Please let us know if you encounter on-going unusual activity such as dogs off-leash, fishing or hunting violations, dumping, encroachment or anything else you feel we should know. If you'd like to report an incident, please use the form below. The following information is especially helpful:
Automobile Vehicle make and model, color, year, license plate number and state, and any distinguishing features
Individual(s) Number of people involved, physical description (height, weight, race, sex, age), description of clothing.
Every spring and fall, you will see our ecologists safely burn hundreds of acres to improve natural habitats near you.
Get controlled burns schedule.

Email Tip Form

Please complete the form below with the applicable information.
Required fields are marked with an ( * ).
Date of Incident *
Time of Incident A.M.    P.M. *
Near or in which Forest Preserve? *
If Other, name of area
If near, closest address or intersection
If within, describe location
Describe activity
Describe vehicles involved
Describe individuals involved:
Additional Information
Your name
Your phone number
Your email address
Please enter the text from the box below:

For More Information

To order Preserve Watch materials for your neighborhood or homeowners' association, or to invite a Forest Preserve Ranger to speak to your organization, please call 847-968-3411, or email forestpreserves@lcfpd.org.