Our alliances make protecting nature possible.
Openlands works collaboratively with diverse regional and national partners to protect nature for all. We are proud to lead and serve on coalitions and alliances at the forefront of forestry, conservation, and environmental policy, protecting land, water, and wildlife for generations to come.
Alliance for Community Trees
Openlands is a member of the Alliance for Community Trees, a network of community-based organizations dedicated to improving the livability of their towns and cities through planting and caring for trees.
Chicago Region Trees Initiative
Chicago Wilderness Alliance
Illinois Environmental Council
Land Trust Alliance
Our Roots Chicago
City data shows that our urban tree canopy is not equally distributed across Chicago. The City of Chicago is working to reverse this trend through Our Roots Chicago, a program with an historic commitment to greatly expand the City’s tree planting operations by planting 75,000 trees over the next five years.
Prairie State Conservation Coaltion
Prairie State Conservation Coalition is a statewide, not-for-profit association that works to strengthen the effectiveness of conservation land trusts in Illinois.