Archive for October 21st, 2010

By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

While I was looking up hiking info, I stumbled upon  Chicago Wilderness Magazine. Although it appears to have stopped publication, there are many great articles and links about Chicago’s wilderness.   Link here.

Info from their website:

The Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council

The Corporate Council brings the resources, skills, capabilities, and influence of its members to foster widespread awareness of the region’s biodiversity and to develop broad-based support for its protection, restoration, and stewardship. Learn more

What is Chicago Wilderness?

The Chicago Wilderness Region

Embedded in one of North America’s largest metropolitan regions and stretching from southeastern Wisconsin, through northeastern Illinois, into northwestern Indiana and southwestern Michigan is a network of natural areas that includes nearly 370,000 acres of protected lands and waters. These natural areas are Chicago’s wilderness, and they are home to a wide diversity of life. Thousands of native plant and animal species live here among the more than nine million people who also call the region home.

The Chicago Wilderness Alliance

Chicago Wilderness is a regional alliance that connects people and nature. We are more than 250 organizations that work together to restore local nature and improve the quality of life for all who live here, by protecting the lands and waters on which we all depend. Our four key initiatives—to restore the health of local nature, green infrastructure, combat climate change, and leave no child inside—reflect our commitment to using science and emerging knowledge, as well as a collaborative approach to conservation, to benefit all the region’s residents.

The members of Chicago Wilderness include local, state and federal agencies, large conservation organizations, cultural and education institutions, volunteer groups, municipalities, corporations, and faith-based groups. chicagowilderness.org.

The Back Issues page lists all the archives issues with a list of the article topics. Link here. Some of the back issues are listed/shown below.

Summer 2009

Summer 2009
Reclaiming the Outdoors — Freewheelin’ in Deer Grove — Burnham’s Vision 100 Years Later — A Passion for Saving Paradise — Saving the Flint Creek Watershed

Spring 2009

Spring 2009
Discovering the Calumet — Calumet’s Wilderness Heritage — Tales of Restoration — Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Bluegills — The Calumet Region

Winter 2009

Winter 2009
Our Climate Challenge — Rare, Endangered, and Saved on Flickr — The Heart of Barkness — The Secret Garden

Fall 2008

Fall 2008
A New Day for Old Predators — Middlefork BioBlitz Revealed — The North Shore Ravines — Surveying the Survey — The parable of a weed-fighter — Haunted fungi.

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