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Trees and Green Infrastructure Work Group

Co-Chairs:  Karen Miller, and Robyn Flakne,

The role of the Trees and Green Infrastructure Work Group is to prioritize the Illinois Urban Forest Action Plan for the Chicago Region, while addressing gaps in knowledge, training, and policy regarding use of trees as green infrastructure. This group is responsible for providing support for the Chicago Wilderness Biodiversity Recovery Plan, assisting with integration of the Chicago Wilderness Green Infrastructure Vision into forest mapping and planning priorities, and developing templates and workshops for comprehensive plans and community ordinances. This group is also coordinating efforts to celebrate OAKtober- Oak Awareness Month in October.