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Celebrating 20 Years

In honor of our 20th anniversary, Chicago Wilderness is spearheading a campaign to support our 12 priority species. With your help, we can carry on a new future for these animals and their habitats. 

SMALL IN SIZE, MASSIVE IN IMPORTANCE

Together, these 12 critters would fit in your carry-on luggage. They are small but mighty, and they represent globally rare ecosystems across the Chicago Wilderness Region. 

From the red-headed woodpecker to the little brown bat, these animals and the lands & waters they inhabit - our ecosystems - help keep our water clean and our air safe to breathe.

BY SUPPORTING THESE SPECIES

We support critical habitats including the wetlands, woodlands, prairies, savannas, streams, and lakes on which they depend. This means improving and expanding critical habitats through restoration, plantings, monitoring, outreach, and more. 

WE DO MORE...TOGETHER

Chicago Wilderness drives the priority species effort with 11 lead partner organizations. The lead partners, in turn, coordinate with numerous other partners across the region. We know that we need to work together to maximize our impact for these species. This has been the heart and soul of Chicago Wilderness since our founding in 1996.

 

JOIN THE CELEBRATION

We invite you to help us shine a well-deserved spotlight on these species. The One Home campaign launches this fall, with three featured programs and targeted press and social media throughout:

12 Animals in 12 Weeks (Fall 2016): Support a priority species of your choice through this crowd-fund platform. Each dollar raised supports efforts to conserve these species.

Chicago Wilderness Congress (Nov. 2, 2016): Connect with the brainpower of top conservationists and community partners at this all-day conference with more than 700 attendees representing over 200 organizations.

Chicago Wilderness Awards (January 2017): Celebrate our region’s best as we recognize the heroes who work so diligently to improve the health of our region’s nature.

Your participation and contribution will accelerate our regional work. Let's do this! 

 

SPONSOR ONE HOME

Sponsor Information (pdf)

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PRIORITY SPECIES LEAD PARTNERS & ADVISORS:

Lead Partners: Audubon Chicago Region | The Field Museum | Illinois Department of Natural Resources | Illinois Natural History Survey | Lake County Forest Preserves | Lincoln Park Zoo | National Great Rivers Research and Education Center | The Nature Conservancy, Illinois Chapter | Openlands | Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Advisors: Chicago Botanic Garden | Forest Preserve District of Kane County | Shedd Aquarium | USDA Forest Service

 



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