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Our Partners

Chicago Wilderness partners are committed to:

  • Science-based actions
  • Broad partnerships
  • Celebration of nature's wonders
  • A diversity of voices
  • Nature-based solutions for climate change
  • Grassroots participation

We depend on partner contributions to sustain our work. Please become a Chicago Wilderness Alliance partner organization today!

Partner Organizations

aka Associates 
Animalia Project
Antero Group
Applied Ecological Services
Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative
Audubon Great Lakes
Backyard Nature Center
Barrington Area Conservation Trust 
Barrington Area Council of Governments
Bird Conservation Network
Blacks in Green
Bronzeville Historical Society
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods 
Calumet Collaborative
Campton Township
Cardno, Inc. 
Caretakers of the Environment International/USA
Center for Humans and Nature
Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Chicago Audubon Society
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago Herpetological Society
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning 
Chicago Ornithological Society
Chikaming Open Lands
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. 
Citizens for Conservation
City of Elgin Parks & Recreation Department
City of Warrenville
Conservation Design Forum
The Conservation Foundation
The Conservation Fund
DePaul University, Environmental Science Program
Dunes Learning Center
DuPage County, Stormwater Management Division
Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
Environmental Law & Policy Center
Fermilab Natural Areas
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
The Field Museum
First Baptist Church of Waukegan
Flybird Experience, LLC
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Forest Preserve District of Will County
Forest Preserve Foundation
Forest Preserves of Cook County
Friends of the Forest Preserves
Friends of the Green Bay Trail
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Glen Ellyn Park District
Go Green Wilmette
Graf Tree Care
The Grove National Historic Landmark
Habitat 2030
Hey and Associates, Inc. 
Huff & Huff, Inc.(part of
Illinois Audubon Society
Illinois Audubon Society, Fort Dearborn Chapter
Illinois Department of Natural Resources 
Illinois-Indiana Seagrant College Program
Illinois Natural History Survey 
Illinois Native Plant Society
Indian Creek Watershed Project
Integrated Lakes Management
Iron Oaks Environmental Learning Center
Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum
Kane County Development & Community Services Department
Kendall County Forest Preserve District
Kendall County Soil & Water Conservation District
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie
Kettle Moraine Land Trust
Lake County Forest Preserves (IL)
Lake Forest Open Lands Association
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Garden
Land Conservancy of Lake County
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
LandServe LLC…Landscapes for Life!
LaPorte County Conservation Trust
League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region
Lincoln Park Conservancy
Lincoln Park Zoo
Living Habitats
Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation
McHenry County Conservation District
McHenry County Conservation Foundation
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Midewin Tallgrass Prairie Alliance
Midwest Groundcovers, LLC/Midwest Trading, Inc.
The Morton Arboretum
Naperville Park District 
Natural Communities Native Plants
Natural Land Institute
Nature, Culture and Human Health (NCH2)
The Nature Conservancy, Illinois Chapter 
Nicor Gas
North Branch Restoration Project
Northeastern Illinois University Geography & Environmental Studies Department
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative
Oak Brook Park District, Dorothy and Sam Dean Nature Sanctuary
Oakton Community College
One Earth Film Festival
Out Our Front Door
Park District of Highland Park
Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance
Prairie Crossing Charter School
Pringle Nature Center
Progressive Tree Service
Protect Our Parks
Red Oak Nature Center
Refugee Education & Adventure Challenge(REACH)
Reilly Group at Merrill Lynch
Riverwoods Preservation Council
Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network
Save the Dunes
The Savory Muse
Schaumburg Park District
Seven Generations Ahead
Severson Dells Nature Center
Shedd Aquarium
Shelton Solutions-Quercus Consulting
Shirley Heinze Land Trust
Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter
St. Charles Park District
Student Conservation Association
Tallgrass Restoration
Tetra Tech
Triton College Sustainability Center
Tryon Farm Institute, INC
University of Illinois at Chicago 
University if Illinois Extension in Cook County
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Field Station
US Department of Energy, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service, Wildlife Services
USDA Forest Service
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDI National Park Service, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
US Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office
V3 Companies
Village of Glenview
Village of Homer Glen
Village of Riverside
Waukegan Harbor Citizens' Advisory Group
Waukegan Park District
West Cook Wild Ones
The Wetlands Initiative
Wheaton Park District
The Wildflower Preservation & Propagation Committee of McHenry County
Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm