Habitat Corridors

We developed our Habitat Corridors in 2014 to educate and assist local property owners in using their land to expand local native habitats. Restoration beyond natural areas provides birds, butterflies and other important wildlife with the plant species and space they need to thrive. Habitat corridors, rather than isolated parcels of restored land, are critical to helping species find the food, shelter, and breeding opportunities they require. Every yard, no matter how small, can become part of the solution.

Property owners can create a beautiful landscape by using native grasses, wildflowers, sedges, trees, and shrubs—and there’s no need for pesticides, fertilizers, or excessive watering or mowing.

Habitat Corridors home visits are a benefit of CFC membership. The fee is $25 to non-members for a property visit. Our volunteers help identify native and invasive species and offer advice on native plants appropriate for properties. Properties currently working to create natural, healthy habitat are included in the map of the local greenway corridor that CFC continues to develop.

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.

Explore the Habitat Corridors website to learn more about this exciting program or email us at [email protected] to sign up for a site visit.