In the 20th Century, we preserved the land. In the 21st, let’s restore it.

Implementation Partners

Meet the people implementing the Next Century Conservation Plan

Each of the four working committees of the Implementation Team focuses on a major goal of the Next Century Conservation Plan: Nature, People, Economy, and Leadership.  Each committee is co-chaired by a representative of a partner agency and a representative of the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

Nature Committee Members


Alejandro Grajal
Alice Brandon
Andy Johnson
Anja Claus
Becky Collings
Bob Kirschner
Brian Anderson
Brook Herman
Carina Ruiz
Carrie Thomas
Cathy Geraghty
Chip O’Leary
Chris Mulvaney
Chris Slattery
Daniel Suarez
Dave Kircher
Debra Shore
Edde Jones
Eileen Figel
Falona Joy
Geoff Levin
Gregory Mueller
Jane Balaban
Jim Yurik
John Kidd
John McCabe
John Quail
Karen Tharp
Kathy Wurster
Laura Milkert
Laurel Ross
Linda Masters
Liz Czarnecki
Louise Clemency
Lydia Uhlir
Michael DeSantiago
Michelle Carr
Michelle Uting
Paula Porubcan
Rafael Rosa
Raquel Garcia-Alvarez
Stephen Packard
Steven Byers
Suzanne Malec-McKenna
Troy Showerman
Zach Taylor

People Committee Members


Aida Peralta
Alison Paul
Amanda Grant
Anna Helwig
Cassie Hatzfeld
Catherine Game
Chris Slattery
Credell Walls
Cynthia Moreno
Doug Chien
Eileen Figel
Eileen Prendergast
Gavin Van Horn
Gina Massuda Barnett
Jennifer Schwarz Ballard, Ph.D.
Joe Swano
Jo-Elle Mogerman
John Kidd
John Roberts
Julien Kidd
Karen Tharp
Kevin Morris
Laura Barghusen
Louise Clemency
Lydia Uhlir
Matt Freer
Matthew Mayer
Michele Mottlowitz
Michelle Gage
Nita Marchant
Patsy Benveniste
Paul Gobster
Rebecca Moss
Rebeccah Sanders
Shelley Davis
Stephen Packard
Tabitha Hoskins
Tim Mondl
Wendy Paulson

Economics Committee Members


Alfred Saucedo
Andrew Szwak
Anthony Tindall
Cathy Geraghty
Chris Mulvaney
Chris Adas
Daniel Betts
Deborah Stone
Dennis White
Eileen Figel
Emily Harris
Eric Otto
Erik Varela
Jennifer Schwarz Ballard, Ph.D.
Jim Boudreau
Karen Vaughn
Kindy Kruller
Lambrini Lukidis
Louise Yeung
Mark Bouman
Meisha Holmes
Melody D. Laviste
Michael Jasso
Michael Murnane
Michelle Carr
Rich Gamble
Stacina Stagner
Steve Silic
Susan Campbell
Suzanne Malec-McKenna

Leadership Committee Members

Aida Peralta
Andrew Szwak
Anthony Tindall
Benjamin Cox
Beth Dunn
Cathy Geraghty
Commissioner Steele
Constantine Koulis
Daniel Betts
Eileen Figel
Elizabeth Millan
Emily Harris
Erik Varela
Gail Baker
Ginny Hotaling
Jean Sheerin
John Kidd
Justin Pepper
Karen Vaughn
Lenore Beyer-Clow
Louise Yeung
Mary Pat Cross
Michael Jasso
Michael DeSantiago
Michelle Uting
Ryan Lothian
Shelley Davis
Stephen Hughes
Stuart Strahl
Tabitha Hoskins
Timothy Hicks
Troy Showerman
Troy Alim

 

Contributors

The following organizations have contributed to the development and implementation of the Next Century Conservation Plan.

Center for Humans and Nature
Chicago Wilderness
Field Museum

Friends of the Chicago River

Friends of the Forest Preserves
Friends of the Parks

Illinois Nature Preserves Commission
Lincoln Park Zoo
Metropolitan Planning Council
National Audubon Society, Audubon Chicago Region
Openlands
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
PNC
Sierra Club – Illinois Chapter
Trust for Public Land
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Chicago Office