One hundred years ago visionary Chicagoans created a way to preserve nature for future generations when they created the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. As a result, 11% of County land is protected today.
Looking forward, how can we imagine the next Century for these Preserves? What are the most innovative ways to create a new generation of stewards of nature? What kinds of programs and activities will engage an even wider audience in protecting, preserving and enjoying the Preserves, while at the same time protecting biodiversity and restoring habitat?
We are finding great ideas all over the world to inspire the Next Century Conservation Plan. Contribute yours!