Chicago Wild Securing Biodiversity in an Extensive Urban Range Through Organizations.

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Chicago Wild Securing Biodiversity in a Huge Urban Zone Through Organizations Tree Ross Urban Protection Executive, Field Exhibition hall Chicago Wild, Controlling Council Mike Prouty Northeastern Region, USDA FS State and Private Ranger service Envision… Diagram of this discussion
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Chicago Wilderness Protecting Biodiversity in a Large Urban Area Through Partnerships Laurel Ross Urban Conservation Director, Field Museum Chicago Wilderness, Steering Committee Mike Prouty Northeastern Area, USDA FS State and Private Forestry

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Overview of this discussion Why Chicago Wilderness Formed Who makes up the Consortium? Woodland Service Involvement Six Roles of the Consortium Measuring Results Exporting the Model Questions and Answers

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Chicago Wilderness

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The biodiversity of the Chicago area is imperative both all around and locally. More than 300,000 sections of land are presently ensured as protection area. The district additionally holds nine million individuals —a rich and different human asset.

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Distribution of open preservation land County Forest Preserve Districts Municipalities & Park Districts Federal area State Depts. of Natural Resources NGOs

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MAJOR THREATS Habitat fracture Land use history Invasive species Fire hardship Incompatible area advancement Limited open comprehension

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The nature of these dangers requires a territorial methodology: Chicago Wilderness A consortium to ensure, restore, and oversee characteristic biological systems 203* associations with regular objectives Founded in 1995 by 34 bunches A model for urban preservation Initial financing: USDA Forest Service

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Chicago Wilderness Membership incorporates Landowners and area supervisors Local, state and governments Research and instruction establishments Conservation NGOs A developing number of regions Corporate Council Organized through a Memorandum of Understanding

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The Vision Residents and leaders comprehend the criticalness of nearby biodiversity and backing its protection Natural groups of the Chicago district are secured and restored to long haul suitability Residents exist in a feasible association with nature and appreciate an improved personal satisfaction Chicago area adds to the safeguarding of worldwide biodiversity

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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Volunteers

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The Chicago Wilderness Science Research Agendas Natural Science Social Science

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Support for Chicago Wilderness USDA Forest Service USDI Fish and Wildlife Service Illinois DNR CW Corporate Council Local Foundations Member associations Individuals

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Chicago Wilderness Funding History Div

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Roles of the consortium Develop basic objectives and standards to help control the work of part associations Catalyze new work and activities Increase banding together Share lessons scholarly Develop and disperse devices Increase open contribution in neighborhood protection

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1-Develop Common objectives Biodiversity Recovery Plan 1999 “Road map” for protection Threats investigation Recovery objectives for species, groups, scenes Priority protection activities Communication methodologies

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2-Catalyze New Work 1999 - 2007 Implementation Wetlands & Streams segment Lake Michigan segment Burn team Invasive species team CW limits extended Grassroots group Research motivation Sustainability apparatuses Education and effort Public inclusion extension

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2-Catalyze New Work: Burn Task Force CW Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Training Two-day preparing Since 2002, more than 400 people prepared Messages made for the general population

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Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation 3-Increase joining forces Youth stewardship: 8000 kids yearly and 23 accomplice offices

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4-Share lessons Internal correspondence

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5-Develop and spread devices Sustainability Guide for Municipalities Conservation Design: Model Ordinance Cost/advantage examination Natural Landscaping Guide

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5-Develop and scatter devices Sustainable Watershed Action Team: SWAT Experts in preservation configuration, tempest water administration, and local finishing. CW Team accessible to give specialized mastery to engineers in arranging protection inviting improvements.

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5-Develop and disperse devices Green Infrastructure Vision Regional scale open doors for security

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6-Increase Public Involvement Biodiversity Atlas Magazine

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Overview of this discussion Why Chicago Wilderness Formed Who makes up the Consortium? Backwoods Service Involvement Six Roles of the Consortium Measuring Results Exporting the Model Questions and Answers

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measuring Results Measuring Results Report Card 2006 The inquiry: How are we doing in saving and restoring the district\'s biodiversity?

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Exporting the Chicago Wilderness Model Houston Oahu Pittsburgh Washington DC Portland San Francisco Milwaukee Detroit Toledo… International contacts

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Lessons Learned Core Leadership Flexibility Clear Mission Relationships Initial speculation Diversifying Funding Political Support

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Questions? .:tslidesep.

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