Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Team

Our natural resources have impacts on our lives in big and small ways. From your yard to the local forest preserves, nature is everywhere and sometimes at odds with what we want. It can be in the form of a large rainstorm or a squirrel eating through your trash can. That can be so frustrating and cause major disruptions on our lives. On the other hand, nature can offer so much to us through beauty, pollination, erosion control, and stress reduction. With an increased focus on sustainability, safety, and innovation, what we know about shepherding our environmental resources has evolved rapidly in the past decade. If you've got questions about best practices in environmental stewardship, you'll appreciate that our information is based on peer-reviewed science - the gold standard in determining the credibility and reliability of information.