Community Involvement

It is only through fostering appreciation for and curiosity about the natural world among every day people that long-term sustainable conservation will be possible.  Involving the community is requisite to achieve goals of preserving biodiversity and natural areas, and to promote sustainable behavior.  Below are links to some groups I am involved with that foster community education and involvement, both at the local and national levels: 

Village of Brookfield Conservation Commission

Chicago Wilderness

Chicago Herpetological Society

North American Native Fishes Association

Project Squirrel