Aimee Collins

As Director of Conservation, Aimee Collins works on transactions, partnerships, and outreach for land preservation projects with a key focus on the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge. She is the co-administrator of the ComEd Green Region Program and a Board member of Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge. Aimee has a diverse background in the environmental field including volunteer engagement, biological research and restoration, environmental education, speaking engagements, and coordinating a successful open space referendum campaign. Aimee joined Openlands in 2010 as the Site Manager for the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve.


  • B.A., Social Psychology, National Louis University
  • B.A., Environmental Studies and Human Development, Prescott College

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