The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land ... it implies respect for his fellow members, and so also respect for the community as such.
- Aldo Leipold, "Sand County Almanac"
Follow the link below for information about local conservation and environmental organizations such as the local chapter of Audubon Society for birding outings, and
the local chapter of the Native Plant Society
The Forest Preserve offers a college scholarship is open to students who are residents of Kankakee County and who are pursuing a program in forestry, conservation, environmental science or a related area.
links to back issues of Woods of Wisdom
Audubon Field Trips
Join the Kankakee Valley Audubon Society on their Birding Field Trips
“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” –Robert Louis Stevenson