The Excellence in Ecological Restoration Program application period for the 2019 awards is now open!
The Excellence in Ecological Restoration Program (EERP) recognizes large, high-quality natural areas and the organizations that manage them.
The deadline for applications is March 31, 2019. Applications may only be submitted by the legal owner of the site; however, partners may assist in completing the application for the agency/organization.
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Application Fee Payment ($100 for members; $300 for nonmembers)
All nominated sites must meet the following qualifications:
- Located in the Chicago Wilderness Region
- Contain a natural area with a remnant resource and/or recreation resource that is more than 100 acres;
- Owned, or otherwise protected, by a public agency or private organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting lands with significant natural resources;
- Actively managed for at least the last five years
- Have a management plan in place
Applications may only be submitted by the legal owner of the site; however, partners may assist in completing the application for the agency/organization.
View past EERP award recipients.
Questions? Please contact Chicago Wilderness at firstname.lastname@example.org.