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Upcoming Events

Enjoy quality outdoor time this summer at one of these upcoming events.


Our Initiatives


We are providing the places and programs for generations of families to connect with nature.


We are developing
strategies to mitigate
climate change through land and water conservation action.


We are making significant improvements in the ecological health of the region’s lands and waters.


We are creating a region where healthy ecosystems contribute to a high quality of life for all residents.


What is Chicago Wilderness?

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A regional alliance that connects people and nature. Our more than 300 nonprofit and Corporate Council member organizations work together to restore local nature and improve the quality of life for all living things by protecting the lands and waters on which we all depend.

Recent News

Rain, rain, go how 'green' infrastructure can help when the rain pours down.

Did you know ink from oak trees was used to sign the Declaration of Independence? Learn more about why this iconic species is important.

Climate change is here to stay according to the National Climate Assessment released May 6th. Learn what you can do and what our members are doing.


Chicago Wilderness Magazine Archives

Published from 1997 to 2009, Chicago Wilderness magazine celebrated the rich natural heritage of this region through profiles, in-depth articles and ideas for fun weekend adventures.