The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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With support from more than 30 conservation organizations, Mayor Richard M. Daley's Nature and Wildlife Committee and the Department of Planning and Development implemented the Chicago Nature and Wildlife Plan in 2006. The Chicago Nature and Wildlife Plan and its associated Chicago Nature Areas Directory identifies more than 4,800 acres of prairies, savannas, dunes, woodlands, wetlands and potential restoration areas at 98 sites throughout Chicago. The first plan of its kind in Chicago's history, the Nature and Wildlife plan establishes a framework to protect and expand individual ecosystems and the landscapes to which they belong for the benefit of wildlife and people. It also suggests techniques that residents and businesses can implement to make the urban environment friendlier to native plants and animals in northeastern Illinois.

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Centennial Activities

Thursday, November 5, 2009 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday, November 6, 2009 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Chicago Nature & Wildlife Research Summit

Mayor Daley's Nature and Wildlife Committee

Mayor Daley’s Nature & Wildlife Advisory Committee is convening a Research Summit to identify priority research needs, connect researchers to land managers and policy makers, and imagine what a biodiversity research network would look like in the City of Chicago. The Research Summit, which is by invitation only, will be complimented by two early evening programs that expand the discussion to a broader public. [MORE]

Mayor Daley's Nature and Wildlife Committee

Website: http://egov.cityofchicago.or...

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