Fighting for Wildlife and their Habitat

 

 

 

Wildlife

Lands Wildlife Habitat Team, a new conservation advocacy team of the Sierra Club Chicago Chapter, works passionately on terrestrial issues with a focus on wildlife and habitat conservation.  We understand the importance of biodiversity and strive to protect, promote and educate for the future of our natural world.  Several examples include:
 

Protecting:

Apex Predators are pinnacle for a healthy ecosystem, and we welcome them back to our state where they belong.  There were two predator bills in the Illinois General Assembly which resulted in the protection and preservation of wildlife in Illinois.

 

  • House Bill 4226 (oppose) - Amends the wildlife code.  Permits bobcat hunting in the State.  **Bill vetoed on Jan 11, 2015!

  • Senate Bill 3049 (support) - Adds gray wolf, American black bear and cougar to the list of protected species under the Act.  **Bill approved and took effect Jan 1, 2015!

 

Promoting:

Labagh Woods Stewardship - We work with several organizations to sustain a wildlife friendly habitat in this Northwest Chicago Park.

Motrose Beach Sweep - A semi-annual event to clean Montrose Beach.

 

Educating:

Wind and Wildlife - Sierra Club teamed with Chicago Ornithological Society to host an educational session about wind energy and the effect on wildlife.  A distinguished panel of wind and wildlife experts presented their views on the impacts of onshore and offshore wind production.  This year's primary event will be as interesting.  Stay tuned!

Nature tours/beginning birder walks - Tours occur frequently throughout the year.

 

 

 

2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year and your help will make a world of difference in protecting wildlife.  For more information about the Lands Wildlife Habitat Team and to join our monthly meetings, please contact Tom Schlipmann at tslip7@hotmail.com.