As a collaboration of several conservation organizations and individuals, CLC has access to many useful resources. We have categorized these in ways we hope will help you find the information you need.
- Creating Native Habitat. This section covers the why and what and how to make part of your property into viable habitat as part of the “backyard national park” of private property. Sub-sections you’ll find here include: Getting Started, Guidelines and Criteria, Plant Lists, Invasive Plants, and Pollinators and Birds.
- Habitat Products and Services.
The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation provides financial support for clean energy projects (including energy programs and natural areas programs): http://www.illinoiscleanenergy.org
- Chicago Region Ecosystem. One way to get involved is to become a Citizen Scientist.
- Links, Books, Videos.
Wildflower Preservation & Propagation Committee – Native Garden Plans. The plans are designed to provide color through the seasons, using forbs (flowering plants) and grasses, plants with varying heights, and appealing design. The plans may be edited to suit your needs.