Category Archives: restoration

Attend the Forum on Ethics and Nature: A Cascade of Loss, an Ethics of Recovery (May 2)

The Center for Humans and Nature and the Chicago Botanic Garden present this forum with a focus on the ethical dimensions of conservation issues. The year 2014 is the centennial anniversary of the death of “Martha,” the last passenger pigeon. … Continue reading

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Coming on April 3rd: Chicago Wilderness Congress, “Natural Allies: Partners in Conservation”

This year at UIC on April 3rd, the Chicago Wilderness Congress, themed “Natural Allies: Partners in Conservation,” will highlight diverse conservation partnerships among nonprofits, health organizations, cultural institutions, faith-based organizations, government agencies, and other groups that are critical partners in … Continue reading

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Chicago Wilderness Videos Depict Excellence in Ecological Restoration Work in the Chicago Region

Chicago Wilderness recently honored seven organizations with its Excellence in Ecological Restoration Accreditation. This series of short videos highlights the importance of ecological restoration at these specific sites and throughout the Chicago Wilderness region. Chicago Botanic Garden – McDonald Woods … Continue reading

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This Thursday: Conserving Nature for the Next 100 Years (Free Event at Spertus Institute in Chicago)

The Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Center for Humans and Nature invite the public to a free event this Thursday at the Spertus Institute in downtown Chicago in honor of the “Next Century Conservation Plan,” the Forest Preserves’ … Continue reading

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Bill Kurtis Speaks on Prairie Restoration and Climate Change in Joliet this Thursday, Feb 6th

Longtime TV journalist Bill Kurtis is locally famous from his years as a news anchor at CBS News in Chicago, but did you know he is a prairie person?  He was reared on the western edge of the Tallgrass Prairie … Continue reading

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Conserving Nature for the Next 100 Years: Free Event at Spertus Institute on Feb. 13

The Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Center for Humans and Nature invite you to a free event in honor of the “Next Century Conservation Plan,” the Forest Preserves’ vision for protecting nature in the Chicago Region for the … Continue reading

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Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) Activities for January 2014

The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) invites Chicago residents to give back to their communities through conservation volunteering and ecological restoration work. In collaboration with C3 volunteers and partner organizations, events and opportunities are available year round. Sample service projects may … Continue reading

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