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Beyond the Choir
Public Engagement


More than ten million people call the Chicago Wilderness Region home. Through this focus area, we reach beyond the choir to create and sustain a strong conservation constituency that cares and advocates for preservation, improvement, and expansion of our region’s natural resources. 

Progress thus far

  • hosted a webinar for 25 Chicago Wilderness organizations on accessibility in natural areas
  • began compiling data on regional demographics and member audiences
  • social scientists and outreach experts participated in the priority species selection process

2020 Goals

  • priority engagement areas identified
  • demographic assessment tool used by members
  • expanded constituency in development
  • alliance reflects regional diversity

Metrics (Examples)

  • # of people reached
  • # members using assessment tools
  • engagement survey