We are a regional alliance leading strategy to preserve, improve, and expand nature and quality of life. By connecting leaders in conservation, health, business, science, and beyond, we tackle challenging issues to ensure a resilient region. Building on a 20-year legacy of collaboration, our broad alliance of member organizations advance work in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. We areā€¦one region. one vision. one voice.


*Chicago Wilderness is undergoing a major transition.

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12 Species & their Habitats

Help support these 12 small but mighty animal species in the Chicago Wilderness region. 

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What a Day!

The Chicago Wilderness Congress was held on November 2, 2016 at the UIC Forum.  

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Force of Nature Awards and Excellence in Ecological Restoration Program

Thank you to everyone who nominated a Force of Nature or submitted a site for accreditation through the Excellence in Ecological Restoration Program (EERP).

The recipients of the 2017 Force of Nature Awards were announced on July 27, 2017. 5 Sites in the Chicago Wilderness region have received accreditation.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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