Katie Fleming

As the Forestry Crew Leader, Katie oversees and guides the Openlands’ Forestry Crew and volunteers at community tree plantings, workshops, and stewardship days. She assists in planning and coordinating day-to-day field maintenance and data collection throughout the natural spaces of the Chicago region.

Katie received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois in Natural Resources and Environmental Science. After graduating, she worked for Audubon Great Lakes and then Friends of the Forest Preserves in conducting restoration projects throughout Cook and Lake counties. Katie loves spending time outside, conserving Illinois ecosystems, and getting local communities involved!


  • B.S., Natural Resources & Environmental Science, Concentration in Fish & Wildlife Conservation at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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