News

September 19, 2016
Together, Bartlett Tree Experts and Openlands are committed to protecting and strengthening the urban forest of the Chicago region. Our partnership began 25 years ago with Scott Jamieson’s leadership as a founding faculty member of TreeKeepers. … READ MORE
July 26, 2016
June 26 marked the graduation of 19 new TreeKeepers, including our youngest ever TreeKeeper, Isabella, who is 10 years old. The course has been offered twice a year for 25 years, making this the 50th class of graduates! … READ MORE
July 22, 2016
Openlands and Liberty Prairie Foundation are excited to release Breaking Ground: A Guide to Growing Land Access for Local Food Farming in Northeast Illinois.… READ MORE
April 21, 2016
Openlands continues to make progress in our fight to defend natural areas in Illinois. At the urging of Openlands and our partners, the State Senate’s Environment and Conservation Committee approved SB 3289. SB 3289 amends the Illinois Wrongful Tree Cutting Act so that owners of protected areas may be compensated for natural resource damages caused by illegal logging on their lands.… READ MORE
April 20, 2016
Openlands is excited to announce our Explore Your Lakes and Rivers Series. This program, which runs from spring to fall, highlights many waterways that we have hiding in plain sight. … READ MORE
April 12, 2016
The U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Schools National Network recognized Space to Grow as one of the best green school programs in the country. … READ MORE
March 24, 2016
Openlands is working on state legislation to allow conservation landowners to be adequately compensated when trees are illegally cut on their property.… READ MORE
February 4, 2016
Openlands is pleased that the federal lawsuit to block the construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art filed by Friends of the Parks will proceed. On February 4, 2016, U.S. District Judge John Darrah denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.… READ MORE