7th Biennial Congress of Chicago Wilderness celebrated the International Year of Biodiversity

Climate Change Track panel discussion: Kim Hall - The Nature Conservancy, Anna Toline - National Park Service, and Abigail Derby Lewis (moderator) - The Field Museum, ECCo. Photo Credit: Ken Carl

More than 600 conservation leaders from all over the US participated in the Chicago Wilderness (CW) event. ECCo scientists led workshops addressing critical issues in CW’s four strategic initiatives: restoration of natural areas, green infrastructure, climate change, and reconnecting children with nature. Since 1998 Chicago Wilderness has convened this forum biennially to share information and identify opportunities for further collaborations.