Habitat Restoration

The Chicago are is home to hundreds of thousands of birds, and millions more pass through each spring and fall. All these bird need habitat. Chicago Audubon partners with other organizations to restore important habitat that birds need. We follow the principles described in our new publication, Partnering for Birds

Steward Ken Schaefer collecting seeds from native bladdernut shrubs at Camp Pine

Steward Ken Schaefer collecting seeds from native bladdernut shrubs at Camp Pine

Camp Pine

This preserve on the Des Plaines River in Glenview was a prisoner of war camp and a girl scout camp. In the intervening years, shrubs grew up and shrubland birds found a home here. CAS is partnering with the Forest Preserve District to restore the remnant shrub prairie on the site.

PC: Skokie Lagoons Volunteers

PC: Skokie Lagoons Volunteers

Skokie Lagoons

These workdays are sponsored by Chicago Audubon. Activities include buckthorn cutting, brush pile burning and other management endeavors. Meet at the Tower Road parking lot, east of the lagoon bridge, in Winnetka. For further information, please call Dave Kosnik at 847-456-6368.

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Other Habitat Restoration Workdays

Our region has more than its share of invasive plants … which means we have more than our share to get join with others and help nature! Our friends at Wild Things have put together a great guide to local habitat restoration at the link below.