CRTI would like to recognize landowners, land managers, and individuals who have gone above and beyond this year (between October 2016 and October 2017) on behalf of our regional forest. We are asking for your assistance to nominate an organization and/or individual who can be used as an example for others to aspire to. These organizations or individuals can be public, private, or other.

Please feel free to nominate an organization, individual, or even your own organization or yourself. You may make multiple nominations.
If there are any questions, please contact Melissa (mcustic@mortonarb.org).
Award categories

Best Natural Area/Woodland Conservation
This award will be given to an individual or organization (public, private, or commercial) whose work has strategically and effectively restored or conserved the most acreage, reduced fragmentation, and/or increased connectivity of natural areas.

Outstanding Community Advocate
This award will be given to an individual or organization (public, private) that actively advocates for the trees in their communities.

Most Innovative Urban Forestry Program
This award will be given to an individual or organization (public, private, or commercial) whose work advances Chicago Region Trees Initiative goals via strategic tree planting programs, education and outreach, tree care operations, and/or other sustainable community forestry efforts at a local or regional level.

Most Beneficial Tree Program
This award will be given to an individual or organization (public, private, or commercial) for a program that helps improve the health, diversity, and extend of trees in the Chicago Region.

Neighborhood Tree Champion
This award will be given to an individual or organization (public, private, or commercial) that supports forestry efforts that build stronger communities.

Partnerships for Success
This award will be given to a partners in an urban forestry program that has has addressed a need in the Chicago region. Partnerships can be between people, departments, organizations (public, private, or commercial), or communities. Preference will be given to partnerships that have led to measurable success.

Forestry Professional of the Year
This award will be given to an individual whose efforts have gone above and beyond the expectations for professional foresters.

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