Doug Tallamy’s vision of a Back Yard National Park made up of restored wildlife habitat on private property and linked by habitat corridors is the inspiration for the formation of Chicago Living Corridors.  Our sense of urgency is driven by the dramatic loss of biodiversity locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

With the vast majority of land throughout the U.S. in the hands of private ownership, Chicago Living Corridors is committed to engaging private landowners to embrace their increasingly important role in reversing the negative changes taking place in our natural world.


Chicago Living Corridors promotes the idea that private landowners can be vectors for change by restoring wildlife habitat on their land and creating habitat corridors between protected conservation areas in order to reverse diminishing biodiversity, the loss of ecosystem services, and the negative effects of climate change.