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Award & Accreditation Programs

From vast, rolling prairies and woodlands to outdoor classrooms, these accreditations and awards showcase our region’s best examples of places that benefit both wildlife and people. Chicago Wilderness recognizes outstanding natural areas and sites through these programs.

Applications for 2019 are due on March 31.

 

Excellence in Ecological Restoration Program Accreditation (EERP)

Using a rigorous, standards-based approach, this program recognizes large, high-quality natural areas and the organizations that manage them. 

2019 EERP Application Materials and Past Recipients

 

Force of Nature Awards 

These awards recognize individuals and organizations whose conservation, restoration, advocacy and/or educational activities in the regional are inspirational examples for others.

Click Here for 2019 Force of Nature Application

View 2017 Recipients

 


 

Conservation & Native Landscaping Awards (2000-2014)

These awards recognized projects that demonstrated exemplary use of native landscaping and conservation design.

View past CNLA recipients.



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