Openlands needs your voice in support of the open spaces and natural resources of the Chicago metropolitan region. The campaigns below include information and resources you can use to contact your elected leaders, asking them to make conservation a priority.
Support a federal initiative that will create robust funding for conservation corps through future Coronavirus relief legislation, and employ 1 million Americans.
Tell Congress to fully and permanently fund the Land & Water Conservation Fund.
Trees are important to Chicago. Help create stronger support for our city’s trees with a Urban Forest Advisory Board.
Ask Governor Pritzker and the Illinois legislature to support the Endangered Species Protection Board and stop rollbacks to species protections.
The U.S. Departments of Interior and Commerce have recently finalized regulations to amend how the Endangered Species Act is interpreted and enforced. Photo: Tamima Itani
The President is moving forward with proposals to sell off public lands and reduce protections for National Monuments.
Ask your representatives in Congress, Springfield, and Chicago City Hall to pass bird-friendly policies