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.

Chicago Wilderness Magazine Archives

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