Habitat Corridors is a program developed by Citizens for Conservation in 2014 to educate and assist local property owners in using their land in an area-wide expansion of native habitats that encourage native birds and butterflies and the plants and space they need. Corridors rather than isolated parcels of land are critical to helping species find the food, shelter, and breeding opportunities they need to thrive. Every yard, no matter how small, becomes part of the solution.
Property owners can create a beautiful landscape by using native prairie grasses and wildflowers, woodland plants, and native trees and shrubs—and there’s no need for pesticides, fertilizers, or excessive watering or mowing.
More than 250 properties in the greater Barrington area have received Habitat Corridor visits. The program is a model for a new regional initiative to expand habitat on privately-owned land in the broader Chicago area.