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Jack Porter

Senior Consultant  


Jack Porter is a senior consultant for Conservation Land Stewardship, LLC.

He has over 42 years of experience in planning, design, and construction management for recreational, commercial, industrial, residential, and planned unit developments. He also has hands-on experience in projects involving entitlement, financing, land development, construction, marketing, property management, and land stewardship. During his early career, he was the director of planning and design for the Lake County Forest Preserve District.

Prior to joining Conservation Land Stewardship, LLC., Mr. Porter was managing partner of LandKeepers, LLC., a restoration and property management company in the Chicago area that specialized in the management, monitoring, and maintenance of natural open spaces for homeowner associations, government entities, and individual clients. While in this role, he enjoyed his most recent success as the developer of The Sanctuary of Bull Valley, a 300-acre award winning conservation-designed community in Woodstock, Illinois.


University of Illinois, B.L.A. Landscape Architecture, 1974

Masters of Business Administration at Lake Forest School of Management, 1976-1978

Schooling in golf course design from Harvard University; 1994


Conservation Land Stewardship, LLC 2015-present

Davey Resource Group, 2012-2015

LandKeepers, LLC 2007-2012

Jack Porter & Associates, Inc. 1999-present

Insignia Homes, LLC 1997-1999

Realen Homes1996- 1997

Lake Partners, Inc. 1985-1995

Loraine Development, Inc. 1981-85

Woodscape Group, LTD 1978-81

Director of Planning & Design, Lake County Forest Preserve District 1974-78