Resources for Native Habitats
Designing Neighborhoods for People and Wildlife
This video is created by the American Society of Landscape Architects whose mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.
Openlands: Conserving Nature for Life
Founded in 1963, Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region to ensure cleaner air and water, protect natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich our lives.
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Where to Purchase Native Plants and
Chemical-Free Lawn Care Products
The Conservation Foundation compiled a list of Chicago area stores selling native plants and natural lawn care products here.
Beyond Pesticides works with allies to protect public health and the environment, leading the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides.
Midwest Pesticide Action Center
Eco-Sensitive Garden Clean-Up
Conventional garden cleanup removes organic matter and beneficial insects. Stephanie Walquist of Wild Ones West Cook recommends the following books to learn more:
Teaming with Microbes, Lowefels and Lewis
Life in the Soil, Nardi
Farming with Beneficial Insects, Xerces Society
Attracting Native Pollinators, Xerces Society